3RD NIGHT (2017) Reviews and overview


‘Terror will come home’

3rd Night is a 2017 Australian horror film written and directed by Adam Graveley. It stars Jesse McGinn, Robert Hartburn and Bruce Denny.

A young couple decides to move to an Australian orchard surrounded by natural bushland to escape the madness of modern life. However, they soon get the feeling their property is being watched by someone with sinister intentions.

The couple then find out their house has a past history and that after terrorising his victims for a couple of days the unknown watcher always kills his victims on the 3rd night. Time is running out…

In the USA, 3rd Night is released on DVD by Monarch Home Entertainment on October 9, 2018.


“Written, produced, directed and cut by Adam Graveley, this feature debut plays a familiar game in a mostly familiar way, but makes the most of its outback setting and (largely) nocturnal camerawork to conjure a sense of feral menace.” Jonathan Hatfull, SciFi Now

“As it stands, 3rd Night ends rather abruptly, followed closely with a by-the-numbers jump scare that betrays every quiet, clever moment that’s come before. It doesn’t get nearly nasty enough as it needs to, either. Gravely is surely one to watch on this evidence, however, even if his debut suggests he hasn’t quite got a grasp of his own mythos just yet.” Joey Keogh, Wicked Horror

“McGinn and Hartburn are good with what they’re given as the pretty bland victims while Denny and Gosatti are creepy yet pathetic as the yokels.  At 72 minutes, it doesn’t outstay its welcome but it doesn’t exactly have time to draw suspense strings tight either.” The Kim Newman Web Site

Main cast:

Jesse McGinn, Robert Hartburn, Bruce Denny, Connor Gosatti, Rose McKenna, Dan Williamson, Jenelle Altinier, Audrey Degenaar, Keala Kern.

Filming locations:

Jarradale, West Australia

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