The debut feature from writer-director Leigh Dovey originally appeared back in 2009 and now resurfaces courtesy of Monster Pictures for a belated UK DVD release on 11 March. Branding itself as Memento meets Wolf Creek in the English countryside, this low budget British horror film may have overstated its case somewhat, but is clearly aiming for a grim, downbeat 70s vibe that worked well for many greats in the genre, while director John Landis is quoted as calling it "a handsome, thrilling and strange movie."
There is a bleakness to the trailer below that can't help but evoke Ben Wheatley's Kill List, and earlier reviews hint at a slow-burn twisting plot that boasts a number of surprises and visceral scares. The upcoming DVD release includes an audio commentary track from Dovey and producer Colin Arnold, as well as a making-of featurette.
Not for the first time, amnesiac Matt Sadler (Steve Garry) awakes alone in the middle of a wilderness with no recollection of the past seven days. Finding his way home he discovers a life rapidly falling apart: his wife is convinced he's hiding an affair, the police are suspicious of his repeated disappearances and now he is plagued by terrifying nightmares when he closes his eyes.
As disturbing slithers of memory gradually return to Matt he retraces his steps to uncover his missing actions during the blackouts. Matt's search leads him out of the city and in to the countryside, to a remote farm owned by loner Calham (Michael Dacre). The cold farmer is suspicious of Matt but instantly sparks a dark sense of déjà vu in his visitor. But Calham turns on Matt, imprisoning and interrogating him, before forcing him on a terrible journey of abduction and slaughter to show the amnesiac the twisted games they used to play together. As Matt's fogged memory slowly begins to clear and he learns the two men share a violent history, the horrors of their past come skipping out of the darkness to greet them...