Long Weekend (1978)

  • Horror, Thriller, Ozploitation
  • 1h 37m

Attempting to resurrect their failing marriage, Peter (John Hargreaves) and Marcia (Briony Behets) set out on a camping trip to a deserted stretch of the Australian coastline in the hope that a long weekend in the sunshine will help them patch up their differences. They trample through the countryside, carelessly scattering trash, shooting anything that moves and bickering incessantly along the way.

Their callous disregard for the environment and each other has repercussions, as the wilderness around them starts to seek vengeance with increasingly deadly and horrifying encounters. Marcia and Peter have proven themselves to be destructively self-absorbed. Can they escape the forces of nature, or will they be destroyed by it?

Called “a masterpiece in minimalist horror” (The Guardian), LONG WEEKEND is a classic of Ozploitation cinema that signaled the creativity of Australia’s revived filmmaking scene in the ‘70s to the international film community. Over forty years after its debut, this landmark eco-horror provides a damning vision of a planet fed up with its human inhabitants.

Language(s)

English

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