Lost Gully Road (2017)

Adele Perovic, John Brumpton, Jane Clifton, Eloise Mignon,
Lost Gully Road is a movie starring Adele Perovic, John Brumpton, and Jane Clifton. Lucy travels to an isolated house in the forest to wait for her sister. They have worked out a risky scheme for their future and all she needs to do...
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  • 2018-09-07 Added:
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10 / 10

If you go out in the woods today...

Urban dweller Lucy is waiting for her sister in a rented secluded cottage in the Rain Forest. Her sister's arrival is delayed and a week in paradise progressively turns out to be a week in hell as she encounters a series of symbolic objects and happenings playing with her nerves and putting her on edge. Is the house haunted? Is she being stalked? Is she deranged and everything only happens in her mind? What is revealed toward the end of this gripping movie is guaranteed to curdle your blood... The allusion to the Little Red Riding Hood in the woods of deep greens is beautifully photographed by László Baranyai and so are the indoor scenes with great use of lighting and clair-obscur.The music composed and performed by Dave Graney & Clare Moore gives at times a clear insight into Lucy's feelings and psyche and other times builds up the suspense and anxiety.Lucy is portrayed with faultless humanity by Adele Perovic.The script by Donna McRae and Michel Vale is minimalist in form but very dense in content.As in Johnny Ghost, Donna McRae's direction is inspired. Sensitive yet firm, she seems to play with the audience, making one feels as isolated, lonely and vulnerable as Lucy.Lucy getting high on pills and champagne for her lonely birthday is shown in a psychedelic style that reminded me of French horror classics of the 70s like Jean Rollin or Jo?l Sierra.The suspense, isolation and maddening angst are a strong reminder of The Tenant by Roman Polanski.

2 / 10

More lost then Lost Tree

I thinking that Lost Tree was a bad movie, maybe it has ridiculous plot, BUT it HAS real plot. Lost Gully Road - film with good actors play, but without any plot at all. You have pointless chatting about someone named Henry and a bag and it all goes to nothing. Its not a plot. And even real story line - its a good plot (maybe) for 10 minutes short, not for actual movie. Its not scary, not interesting, you only can amuse yourself with antics of Adele Perovic - I think she did that, because even she feel sorry for someone who will go see this "film". So one star for camera work, one star for how good actors play. And yes - in sound department all was just tolerably. And three screamers in last 1/3! You guys really have a nerve.

1 / 10

Slow burn? Not even a spark.

I have been patient for 45 minutes into this movie. There has been nothing suspenseful, no sense of impending anything (bad, good or amusing.) The main character, Lucy, needs to develop some real interests because all she can seem to do is be bored and annoyed that there isn't a television. What I wouldn't give for a week where she is, quiet and peaceful, ghost or no ghost. I've watched this far in hopes that maybe there is a subplot involving the sister and why Lucy is hiding in the woods. Is the 'man' they keep discussing, Lucy's partner but Cassie is cheating with him while trying to convince Lucy that he is dangerous to her? Maybe Cassie and the man are trying to make Lucy think she's crazy? I don't know and at this point I don't even care. Lame, boring, and annoying.

10 / 10

Love this director!!

I love this film, it holds you intensely for those moments that come with suspense, thrill and so much fear!! The entire time I was holding onto my chair fearful but loving every moment. Beautifully shot and crafted with such wonderful and brave actors! Brilliantly directed! The hills never looked so damn scary!!

6 / 10

Get Lost At Gully Road ...

Lucy (Adele Perovic) drives up to a house located in bush land and we soon learn that she has plans to wait at the house on her own as she will be meeting up with her sister. She kills time by inspecting the house and investigating the general atmosphere that surrounds her. Lucy and her sister seem to have something planned which is slightly vague but to top it off, something or someone is lurking around Lucy IN OR AND? the house...is it a person? A ghost? Or something worse?

Lost Gully Road is a fairly basic film with a super small cast. Some audiences might be surprised to see the film isn't always dialogue heavy. Instead, we are given some pretty creative shots which ate designed to give the audience a true idea of the atmosphere that surrounds Lucy and the fact that something bad is brewing...

One element I rather enjoyed was the film's audio track/sound effects. At multiple times the film gives the vibe of exactly what Lucy sees and hears. My Surround speakers were loaded with birds flying around, noises in the house, car engines rumbling and the list goes on. The suspense delivered in both audio and visual can't be denied, nor can the creativity of both of these elements. I also enjoyed seeing the film show a few good shots that truly show off the goods that is Australia!

As a plot, the film is slightly vague and the overall enjoyment will be up to the individual. If you're the type of movie lover who enjoys lots of plot and fast paced activity, you may find Lost Gully Road a slightly "slow burn" in regards to the plot department. Lost Gully Road doesn't tell its story in a rush but more so takes its time to build up the suspense which I personally enjoyed. As a thriller I found this film aimed for something above the standard creepy (or slasher) horror film. The look of the film is B grade, but sure, not every film needs an outrageous budget to tell its story. Lost Gully Road made me feel like I was watching a midday film or a TV episode. No matter what you think of the film, as it progresses, viewers will be become more curious to know what the threat is that Lucy encounters while waiting for her sister in this house.

Overall, this is a creative Australian film delivering a thriller with a basic plot and small cast. Lost Gully Road is to be enjoyed at a smooth, slow pace which only builds tension and the viewer's curiosity. It's different, it's creative and there's something to admire here based on the filming style alone. The film's audio track was also fun, showing off the suspense and bit of the fun that is the nature of Australia.

5.7/10Walkden Entertainment