Australian exploitation cinema, or Ozploitation, is notorious for its verité style and low-budget brutality. Colin Eggleston's Long Weekend is one of the most famous examples of Ozploitation, and it also happens to be an exceptional piece of natural revenge cinema!
|Oooooooh, you're gonna be in trouuuuuble!|
Eggleston's film, from a script by Everett De Roche, introduces us to a city-dwelling couple who head to the beach for a weekend to try and repair their disaster of a relationship. But while out in the bush/on the beach, they show zero respect for nature, and nature loses patience for their bullshit in a hurry. Starring John Hargreaves and Briony Behets as the couple in question, not only is Long Weekend an excellent example of natural revenge, but it's also a fairly brilliant metaphor for the deteriorating relationship at the heart of the film. The more the couple treats nature like garbage, the more they treat each other in kind.
|This dugong is both a metaphor, and having his own Worst Day Ever|
Long Weekend has four entries in our Horror database, with only one especially egregious Level 5 death very early in the film. We suggest you fast-forward past that scene, and enjoy watching nature stick it to a couple of yuppies with no respect for the Earth.
Rating: 4 Mysterious Sea Cows out of 5