Summer Scars
Summer Scars (2007)

The director of Darklands and The Last Horror Movie weaves this creepy coming of age thriller about a group of six adolescent friends who are befriended by an increasingly abusive drifter. Subsequently held hostage in their den and forced… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: September 30, 2008
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
70%
Flixster
User Score
40%


Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This low budget British psycho-thriller packs plenty of atmospheric tension and suspense into it's slender running time.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

An inexperienced cast don't always make the most of a slippery, unsettling script by Al Wilson, but Amy Harvey's nuanced portrayal of tomboy Leanne - all braces and bolshie attitude up front, yet shy and vulnerable underneath - is a stand-out.

Full review…
Andrew Pulver
Guardian

Richards opts for grimy realism over stalk'n'slash, but he doesn't appear to possess the cinematic chops to make it work.

Full review…
Total Film

Despite the snappy running time, Scars is occasionally unfocused - until its fiercely sadistic final 20 minutes, which coil the uneasy mood into something unexpectedly distressing.

Full review…
Jon Fortgang
Film4

A smart, sharp British psycho-thriller.

Full review…
Nikki Baughan
Little White Lies

Summer Scars develops into something altogether more disturbing, with a climax as brutal as any Hollywood slasher.

Sun Online

Unfortunately, writer/director Julian Richards quickly runs out of ideas with his story, which scratches rather than scars.

Full review…
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

The writing is perfunctory, the performances are amateurish. And you couldn't care less if the whole lot of them are sliced and diced by the mad tramp.

Full review…
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Summer Scars packs more suspense into 68 minutes than most big budget thrillers do at twice the length.

Full review…
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Creepy, atmospheric, low-budget British thriller that maintains tension throughout.

Full review…
More reviews for Summer Scars

Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Todd Smith
When a group of friends in Wales decide to cut school and hang out in the woods, they meet a drifter who will change their lives in the shocking true story,… More
Daisy Maduro
if this is what the British are caling horror or thriller, thn I dont know the genre horror is anymore. Quite a film for teenagers, nothing scary at all, no… More