THE FURIES (2019)
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THE FURIES is HALLOWEEN meets the HUNGER GAMES in this gripping & fast paced female-driven survival thriller. A young woman faces her darkest fears with seven other unwilling participants in a deadly game. A game that can only have one winner.
Rebellious high school students Kayla and her best friends Maddie are stalked and abducted by a sinister presence while out bombing their neighbourhood with graffiti. Waking up, in the woods, bound and disoriented in a claustrophobic coffin-like apparatus, Kayla's first thought is of Maddie. Before she has a chance to ruminate on the dreadful fate that may have befallen her friend, Kayla notices a terrifying masked man fast approaching, armed with a razor-sharp axe. As a chase ensues, it soon becomes clear that Kayla and her pursuer are not alone. There are six more young women, each with a masked stalker assigned to them, hell-bent on murder. If that girl dies, so does the stalker - retinal cameras implanted in their eyes are unwilling players in a deadly game. As the threat of more killer closes in, she races to save as many girls as she can. But when the girls turn on each other, Kayla's killer instinct in unleashed and she does whatever it takes to survive and seek revenge on her abductors.
Below review was written by Wendy Ide
Retro slasher movie from Australia should make some commercial splatter
A robustly violent throwback to the gory glory days of 80s slasher movies, The Furies is a punchy genre piece which pits abducted female victims against monstrous masked killers. This is beauty vs beast contest plays out in the outback, for the amusement of shadowy individuals who view the chase and kill through retinal cameras implanted in the eyes of each contestant. The tech aspect doesn’t bear too much in depth scrutiny, but there’s no denying the grisly appeal of this briskly paced carve ’em up.
Following on from screenings at the Brussels International Fantastic Festival and Edinburgh, The Furies should find a warm reception from programmers at further genre specialist events and midnight movie slots. And the juicy combination of gung ho face slicing gore, a whole host of Jason Vorhees-style lumbering maniacs and teen girls in peril should make this a marketable prospect theatrically.
Schoolfriends Kayla (Airlie Dodds) and Maddie (Ebony Vagulans) have an argument so pointless and preposterous, it almost undermines the credibility of the entire film. And given that this is a story in which women are fitted with robotic eyeballs and then chased around a eucalyptus glade by creatures wielding scythes, that’s saying something. Fortunately, the creaky dialogue is soon interrupted by mysterious men who snatch both girls from the street.
Kayla wakes, bleeding from her eye, in a black box and dumped in the wilderness. Written on the box are the words “Beauty 6”. Her first thought is to find Maddie, but instead she stumbles upon two other women. The stress of the situation triggers the first of many epileptic fits – along with her phone and wallet, whoever abducted her also confiscated her medicine.
Inconveniently, the fit coincides with Kayla’s first encounter with one of the ‘beasts’, a massive figure equipped with an axe, with his face covered by what appears to be rotting flesh. Axe-boy makes short work of the only woman who waits with Kayla, in the first of several instances of creatively horrible special effects. Kayla soon learns that, in a Battle Royale-style plot device, the unwilling participants in this game to the death are kept within a certain area by an electronic implants in their brains, and that sometimes the heads of the beasts explode for reasons that she is yet to fathom.
Alliances are formed between the ‘beauties’, but in a fight for survival, can you ever really trust anyone? One girl likens the situation to ‘pigging’ – the hunting of wild pigs – in which the slow pig is always the easiest target. “I’m the slow pig?” muses Kayla, before taking matters, and multiple weapons, into her own hands.
The first feature from Tony D’Aquino is a simple but efficiently nasty little movie. The striking backdrop – trees with white trunks like bleached bones; corrugated iron shacks of a former gold prospecting town – delivers plenty of atmosphere but doesn’t distract from the real meat of the picture, the eye-gouging, skull-cleavering action. And all this is heightened by the kind of score which uses the orchestra like a murder weapon.
Writing Credits(in alphabetical order)
Cast(in credits order)
Airlie Dodds...KaylaLinda Ngo...Rose Taylor Ferguson...SheenaEbony Vagulans...Maddie Danielle Horvat...Jess Tom O'Sullivan...Derek Jessica Baker...Jackie Kaitlyn Boyé...Alice Harriet Davies...SallySteve Morris...RotFace & PigFaceBen Toyer...SkinCrowLeon Stripp...BabyFace, Owly & Killer #1Dean Gould...Killer #2 Rest of cast listed alphabetically:Brendan Kelly...Control Room Operator Tim Stiles...Thug Michael Ubrihien...Professors Assistant Mike Wheeler...The Professor
Christian Doran...line producerTom Harberd...associate producerPhil Hunt...executive producerAndrew Marriott...executive producerAndy Marriott...producerCompton Ross...executive producerLisa Shaunessy...producer
Film Editing by
Production Design by
Art Direction by
Harriet Macarthur...(as Harriet McCarthur)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Special Effects by
Visual Effects by
Peter Daly...visual effects producer: TeePee StudiosJordon Nelson...visual effects artist: TeePee StudiosCameron Pitt-Downton...visual effects artist: TeePee StudiosThomas Sutcliffe...visual effects artist: TeePee StudiosRyan Ware...Visual Effects Producer: Dreamgate VFX / visual effects supervisor
Marlee Barber...stunt double: KaylaDean Gould...action directorSteve Morris...stunt actorJayde Rutene...stunt double: Danielle Horvat / stunt double: Linda NgoLeon Stripp...stunt actorBen Toyer...stunt actor
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Allardice...key gripRussell Fewtrell...gafferJames Foulds...epkMax McLachlan...b-camera/steadicam operatorRyan Oliver-Page...grip assistantMartin Ollman...unit stills photographerMatthew Ong...b-camera second assistant cameraGrace Park...3rd electricsGarry Richards...camera operatorAngelo Sartore...first assistant cameraJeffrey Truong...b-camera first assistant cameraZhenshi van der Klooster...second assistant cameraAndrew Ward...best boyJohn Waterhouse...grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Polly Crowden...costume supervisor
Mikey O'Neil...composer: additional music
Sara Bonakdar...For Head Gear FilmsMelanie Calvert...production coordinatorNatalie Coleman...For Head Gear FilmsRussell Cunningham...for odin's eye entertainmentMila Gisbert...script supervisorJill Hewitt...production accountantDaniel Negret...For Head Gear FilmsKarel Segers...script consultantJohn Theodosiou...for odin's eye entertainmentMarlon Vogelgesang...For Head Gear Films
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