THE REEDS (2009) Reviews and overview

 

The Reeds is a 2009 British horror film directed by Nick Cohen.

A weekend boating trip on the Norfolk Broads seems just the thing for a group of twenty-something Londoners after a hectic week of work. But when they uncover a terrifying secret lurking in the reeds, the weekend turns into a fight for their very survival. Trapped on their grounded boat, with night drawing in and no mobile reception, what should have been a weekend of fun becomes a terrifying battle with the evil forces lurking in The Reeds.

Horror Movie a Day review: ‘But it’s still a decent enough time killer. Like I said, there’s a lot to like, and they do manage to take one of the most over-used plot setups in the world to deliver something a bit outside of the box, so that’s laudable’ [spoilers].

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The Horror!? review: ‘I suspected The Reeds to be an utterly conventional piece of backwoods horror, just set in the UK for a change. In part, I was right. About half of it follows the conventions of survivalist horror closely. The other half belongs to a (also quite conventional) ghost story, but the film manages to fuse both genres a bit, which hasn’t been done as often as each of the genres alone’ [spoilers].

HorrorNews.net review: ‘Acting is decent but not spectacular and the story feels like there was too many ideas that distract from maybe concentrating more on the suspense and less on plot circles’.

Dread Central review: ‘When all is said and done, The Reeds begins with a slightly confusing set-up, follows to an interesting premise, and moves on to a totally crappy ending that leaves the audience feeling dumber for having watched it’