RUST CREEK (2018)
Directed by Jen McGowan
Written by Julie Lipson (screenplay), Stu Pollard (story)
Starring Hermione Corfield, Jay Paulson, Micah Hauptman, Sean O’Bryan, Jeremy Glazer, Daniel R. Hill, John Marshall Jones, Laura Guzman, Denise Dal Vera, Jake Kidwell, Virginia Schneider
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RUST CREEK is basically a woodland survival thriller that never ventures into the territory of rape/revenge, but there is enough threat of such to suggest that the worst could happen at any minute to our wayward protagonist who wanders into unfamiliar territory. It’s a story horror viewers are going to be familiar with, but it does what it does very well despite the familiarity of concept.
Sawyer (Hermione Corfield) is an optimistic student, looking to drive to Washington DC during her Thanksgiving break for a job interview. After taking a wrong turn, she finds herself lost in the backwoods of Kentucky and the target of Hollister and Buck (Micah Hauptman & Daniel R. Hill) a pair of good ol’ boys with bad intentions in mind. Wounded and afraid, Sawyer flees into the wilderness and happens upon a meth-cooking loner in the woods named Lloyd (Jay Paulson). But can Lloyd be trusted to help her get away from her hunters before they track her down?