Females getting their own and cruel revenge after a near-death situation, either after a brutal act of violence or in the aftermath of a rape, is one of the most intense and interesting subgenres in horror filmography. Or at least its one of my favorites, because normally the results of the vengeance rampage are more visceral than in some other flicks. Movies like Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973), I Spit on Your Grave (1978), Ms .45 (1981) or the very controversial and sexually explicit Rape Me (Baise-moi in its original French titles) (2000) are always a fun watch. Recently we had a little upraise of the subgenre thanks to the amazing film Revenge (2017) [read our review here], and now the vendetta gets handed over the upcoming Rust Creek (2018).
Taking the description of the movie from its official website, an ordinary woman must summon extraordinary courage to survive a nightmare odyssey in this harrowing survival thriller. Sawyer (Hermione Corfield) is an ambitious, overachieving college senior with a seemingly bright future. While on her way to a job interview, a wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the frozen Kentucky woods. Suddenly, the young woman with everything to live for finds herself facing her own mortality as she’s punished by the elements and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws. With nowhere left to run, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with Lowell (Jay Paulson), an enigmatic loner with shadowy intentions. Though she’s not sure she can trust him, Sawyer must take a chance if she hopes to escape Rust Creek alive.
Awarded short filmmaker Jen McGowan directed the story by Stu Pollard and written by Julie Lipson. Hermione Corfield, who has already had some small supporting roles in big titles like Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) or xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), is this time the star of the show. With her, Denise Dal Vera, Jeremy Glazer, Laura Guzman, Micah Hauptman, Daniel R. Hill, John Marshall Jones, Jake Kidwell, Sean O’Bryan, Jay Paulson and Virginia Schneider complete the main cast.
Rust Creek (2018) had its world premiere at the Bentonville Film Festival. After that, it has achieved several awards and nominations in festivals like Rhode Island International Film Festival, San Diego International Film Festival, Breckenridge Film Festival and Portland Film Festival. In January next year, it will have its theatrical release in the USA. International release dates are yet unknown. But you can watch here its first official trailer:
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