Private Property (Terror Island) (Island of the Damned)
Private Property (Terror Island) (Island of the Damned) (2013)

A woman living alone on an island must fight for her life in the directorial debut of filmmaker Elizabeth Dimon. Although reluctant to do so, island recluse Tess (Mirjana Jokovic) offers her home to Sam (David Thornton) and Nigel (Tomas… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: August 28, 2013
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

It's a nature study of the dysfunctional family unit in its native habitat and Lafosse's camera captures every behavioral nuance with cold clarity.

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Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com

There are more subgenres at work here all uneasily meshing into a mess of a film that will have even the most esoteric of audiences scratching their heads.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

... stays at slow boil until the last few minutes, when the tensions finally erupt. The whole might have ended up boring, were it not for the excellent performances Lafosse coaxes from his actors ...

Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

LaFosse shoots in long static takes, letting actors move in and out of frame, to heighten the claustrophobia of characters who are metaphorically pounding the walls trying to break free.

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