Release Date: May 17, 2013 Distributor: LD Distribution Director: Katie Aselton Screenwriter: Mark Duplass Starring: Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, Katie Aselton, Alana Costello, Jay Paulson, Anslem Richardson Genre: Thriller, Horror MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
Black Rock is the sum of all the horror movie tropes about women combined with a slick production guised as a female empowerment flick that unfortunately is short on good writing or ideas.
Three friends (Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell and director and writer of the film Kate Aselton) with personal problems reunite for a weekend trip. But they don’t go to Vegas or to some tropical paradise or some creepy bed and breakfast. Instead they go to a gloomy and very uncomfortable looking secluded island because apparently they went there numerous times when they were younger.
There, they meet some local hunters on the island who they invite to join their camp leading to (cue scary music) horrific results.
Black Rock, which made its debut at Sundance, now has a trailer courtesy of LD Entertainment. The thriller is set to hit on May 17th and I’m really trying not to get to critical of it before I see it, but it looks like a rather generic “tables are turned!” cat ‘n mouse flick.
Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell and Kate Aselton star as three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
Aselton directs from a script by Mark Duplass (Jeff, Who Lives At Home).
If you’ve never seen a movie where attractive women are chased through a forest by an irrational, homicidal madman, then Black Rock is probably the movie for you. Conceived and directed by Katie Aselton from a script by her husband, Mark Duplass, the film makes subtle changes to genre conventions that distinguish it as a marginally more thoughtful take on standard-fare stalking killer material, but horror fans will find its twists and turns too familiar for it to leave a lasting impression once they walk out of the theater.
The film stars Kate Bosworth (Straw Dogs) as Sarah, a young women who enlists her two best friends Abby (Aselton) and Lou (Lake Bell) for a weekend at an uninhabited island where the trio spent much of their childhood. Piloting a small boat out to the pastoral destination, they decide to go searching for a time capsule of keepsakes they buried decades ago, but unresolved conflict between Abby and Lou quickly bubbles to the surface, threatening to ruin their getaway. Before a tenuous peace can be forged, however, they stumble across the path of three hunters, one of whom is the younger brother of an old classmate.
Katie Aselton’s Black Rock is going to get picked up for release by LD Distribution, says Deadline.
The film screened last night at the Sundance Film Festival and was at the center of a bidding war.
Starring Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell and Aseltton stars as three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.