Watch The Hike
- 1 hr 23 min
The Hike is a British horror movie from 2011 directed by Rupert Bryan. The film stars Jemma Bolt, Stephanie Siadatan, and Lisa-Marie Long as three girlfriends who decide to go on a weekend trek in the wilderness, only to stumble upon a series of macabre events that threaten to jeopardize their lives. The movie begins with the three friends, Kate (Bolt), Sarah (Siadatan), and Meg (Long), getting ready for their hike. Kate records their journey from her camera while Sarah is constantly on her phone even though the remote location has no signal. The first part of their journey through the breathtaking wilderness is uneventful, but they soon encounter a hitchhiker who warns them of local tales of monstrous creatures in the woods.
Despite being apprehensive, the girls decide to continue with their hike, but as night falls, strange things start happening. The girls hear eerie noises and are startled by mysterious figures lurking inside the forest. The group's fears increase, and they soon start to question their safety as their situation becomes more and more dire.
As the night progresses, the girls become hunted by the creatures from the woods. The creatures manage to catch Kate and abduct her, leaving Sarah and Meg to continue their journey without her. They come across another hiker who agrees to help them find Kate, but things take a dark turn when the hiker disappears, causing the girls to realize that they are not alone.
The story progresses with the girls being pursued through the forest, becoming more and more afraid as they witness bloodshed and are relentlessly chased by the sinister creatures of the woods. Along the way, they come across ancient ruins and find out about local legends that suggest that their peril may not entirely be of this world.
The Hike is a well-made horror movie that has plenty of jump scares, tension and suspense. The acting is excellent and the characters have believable reactions to the events happening around them. The film's location, on the other hand, is beautiful, and it's a shame that we don't get to see much of it before the horrors start to happen.
What makes The Hike stand out from bland, cookie-cutter horror flicks is a combination of smart filmmaking and the cast's acting. The movie boasts good cinematography, allowing the forest to be showcased in all its natural beauty. The sound effects add depth to the film, making the audience feel like they are experiencing the events up close and personal.
The film's pacing is also impressive. The first half of the movie might feel a bit slow as the girls walk through the forest, with the occasional scare to keep the audience invested, but it all builds to an intense finale that keeps the audience on edge, unsure of who will survive until the end.
Overall, The Hike is an intelligent, well-made horror movie that effectively builds tension and scares its audience. It's a movie that blends suspense, fear and belief in the unknown to create a frightening and thrilling horror experience.
The Hike is a 2011 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.7.