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  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 3.8  (1,700)

The movie Crowsnest (2012) is a horror-thriller directed by Brenton Spencer, starring Mittita Barber, Aslam Husain, and Victor Zinck Jr. The story follows a group of five friends who decide to embark on a weekend trip to the Canadian wilderness, hoping to unwind and enjoy some adventure. However, as they get deeper into the woods, they find themselves at the mercy of an unseen predator, who seems to be hunting them one by one.

The movie opens with a glimpse of the Canadian wilderness, with the camera panning over the lush forests and snow-capped mountains. We are introduced to our five protagonists - Will (Victor Zinck Jr), his girlfriend Samantha (Mittita Barber), her ex-boyfriend Jesse and their mutual friends Charlie and Bobby. They are all set for a weekend of snowmobiling, drinking and partying in the great outdoors.

However, things take a turn for the worse when they take a detour and stumble upon an abandoned truck, covered in blood. Unnerved but still curious, they decide to investigate further, only to find a mutilated body nearby. It soon becomes clear that someone or something is watching them from the shadows, and they are not alone in the woods.

As they try to find their way back to civilization, the group faces a series of terrifying obstacles, including unsteady snowmobiles, treacherous ravines, and severe weather conditions. They are chased by an unseen predator, whose presence is only hinted at by its eerie calls and footsteps in the snow.

The tension steadily builds as the group begins to turn on each other, with suspicions and accusations flying around. Will, who is already feeling insecure in his relationship with Samantha, starts to doubt her loyalty and becomes increasingly hostile towards Jesse. Charlie, the comic relief of the group, starts to crack under the pressure and becomes a liability.

Meanwhile, the killer remains elusive, only emerging from the shadows to attack when the group is at their most vulnerable. The build-up to the final reveal is expertly handled, with just enough hints and red herrings to keep the audience guessing till the very end.

The movie shines in its use of location and sound design. The Canadian wilderness is as much a character in the story as the humans, with its sprawling landscapes and unforgiving climate adding to the sense of isolation and vulnerability. The sound design is minimalist but effective, with the crunch of snow and the howling wind creating an ominous atmosphere.

The acting is solid, with Mittita Barber standing out as the resourceful and level-headed Samantha. Aslam Husain, who plays Jesse, manages to generate sympathy despite being positioned as the outsider in the group.

Overall, Crowsnest is a tense and suspenseful horror-thriller that manages to generate genuine scares without relying on cheap jump scares or gore. While the concept of a group of friends being hunted down in the wilderness is not new, the movie handles it well and keeps the audience engaged till the final moments. It is a must-watch for fans of the genre and a worthy addition to Brenton Spencer's filmography.

Crowsnest is a 2012 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.8.

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    3.8  (1,700)