Coffin Rock

An independent film set in Australia, the story of Coffin Rock follows a woman who is having trouble getting pregnant due to her husband’s infertility issues. Frustrated after over 15 months of trying, the couple fights and the wife has an unfortunate, drunken affair. After the affair she becomes pregnant which complicates matters since the younger man she had the affair with turns out to be a psycho.

Said psycho starts to stalk the wife to degrees of insanity and very bad things start to happen…

While an interesting storyline and one that kept me going til the end, it’s one we’re familiar with. It’s hard to find the twists anymore to surprise people when we’ve seen movies like this repeatedly. Perhaps I’ve just seen too many movies… Is that even possible?

But I digress…

Overall, the movie is well done and very watchable. There was one problematic issue in that the audio is a little muddy sometimes and the Australian accents make the dialog get a bit lost in those dodgy audio moments. Other than that, the film is nicely shot and edited with tension placed at the right times and an enjoyable conclusion that has some open-endedness to it. There’s a nice build to it as the scorned lover ratchets things up harder the more he’s rejected. It doesn’t help that he’s having phone conversations with his dead father either…

The acting lineup includes Robert Taylor, Lisa Chappell, and Sam Parsonson and is produced by David Lightfoot, the producer behind Wolf Creek.

A decent thriller worth checking out.

reviewed by Sean McKnight