Christopher Smith (2009)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Melissa George is trapped in a purgatorial Groundhog Day in writer/director Christopher Smith's ambitious and highly polished mystery chiller. The former Home and Away star gives an exceptionally haunting and moving performance as a single mother who's forced to take refuge on a strangely deserted liner when her yachting party's vessel is overturned in a storm. However, all is not what it seems on board the Aeolus, as events play out like the plot of Ghost Ship but with a sophisticated Twilight Zone spin. With its epic ocean vistas, genuine emotional resonance and a sneaky change in narrative direction, Smith's film is his most mature piece of work to date. Eschewing the flamboyant violence he served up in Creep and Severance, he effortlessly marries supernatural and slasher elements to create a consistently strange atmosphere that remains creepy and intriguing right up to the poignantly jolting finale.


The survivors of a boating disaster in the Bermuda Triangle swim to an abandoned cruise ship and set about exploring it - but one of the group becomes convinced she has been there before. As she tries to make sense of things, a masked killer begins picking them off. Horror, starring Melissa George and Liam Hemsworth.

Cast & Crew

Jess Melissa George
Victor Liam Hemsworth
Greg Michael Dorman
Sally Rachael Carpani
Heather Emma Lung
Downey Henry Nixon
Tommy Joshua McIvor
Director Christopher Smith
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: IconGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 16 Oct 2009