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The Barge People

Added 22nd November 2019

Review by: Martin Tranter

The Barge People

Released in 2019

The Barge People

Set on the canals amid the glorious British countryside, two sisters and their boyfriends head off for a relaxing weekend away on a barge, unaware of the flesh-eating fish mutants lurking in the water, ready and waiting to feed.

When reading the synopsis for The Barge People I did fleetingly wonder where it would take me and whether barge holidays really could create excitement! However The Barge People proved to be an excellent foray onto the British waterways, and after getting to know the main characters of the story, many bloody killings follow!


Comparisons are made to classic 70’s movies such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre which you are reminded of in the opening segment of the film with the cinematography, music and screen colours all paying homage to the type.

Once The Barge People opens out and the terror starts there are some very well directed scenes, with enough blood, well crafted make-up and practical effects to keep everyone happy. There are your normal cliche's and stereotypes throughout, but this does not detract from the story at all. We do learn more about the mutants and the reasons why they are such, but to be honest at that point you won't really care as you'll be having so much fun watching everything go to hell.

The main leads are very solid, notably Davies-Speak with the supporting cast also shining, especially the land lady of the local public house and the “yokels” on another barge.

The Barge People is a thoroughly enjoyable experience and will appeal to fans of the Wrong Turn movies and hillbilly type films.

A Highly Enjoyable British Mutant Blood-Fest!

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Starring: Kate Davies-Speak, Mark McKirdy, Makenna Guyler,

Natalie Martins

Director: Charlie Steeds

The Barge People from Dark Temple Motion Pictures received it's World Premiere at Frightfest2019, and will be screening early January 2020 at the Horror-On-Sea film festival.

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