Triangle (image 1)

Clever and compelling... It's creepy, atmospheric stuff and at every twist of this Möbius strip we wonder how Smith will keep things going.

Philip French, The Observer

Screened as part of NZIFF 2010

Triangle 2009

Directed by Christopher Smith

UK genre wunderkind Christopher Smith’s follow-up to Severance is as mystifying and haunting as is its connection to the Bermuda Triangle. With Melissa George. “A smart, supernatural time-shift chiller.” — The Guardian

Australia / UK In English
99 minutes CinemaScope

Director, Screenplay

Producers

Jason Newmark
,
Julie Baines
,
Chris Brown

Photography

Robert Humphreys

Editor

Stuart Gazzard

Production designer

Melinda Doring

Costume designer

Steven Noble

Music

Christian Henson

With

Melissa George (Jess)
,
Michael Dorman (Greg)
,
Rachael Carpani (Sally)
,
Henry Nixon (Downey)
,
Emma Lung (Heather)
,
Liam Hemsworth (Victor)
,
Joshua McIvor (Tommy)

Elsewhere

UK genre wunderkind Christopher Smith’s follow-up to Creep and Severance is as mystifying and haunting as its connection to the Bermuda Triangle. Melissa George stars as Jess, a sexy young suburban mum with an autistic son who is invited on a sea voyage. With her son inexplicably missing, Jess boards the yacht and begins to have strange dreams. When the yacht is battered by a freak electrical storm, its occupants end up on the overturned hull before the spooky arrival of a deserted ship called the SS Aeolus comes to their rescue. Before audiences can reach for their Greek mythology cheat notes, a masked figure with a shotgun turns up and all Hades breaks loose. Triangle fuses the time paradoxes of former fest hits Primer and Timecrimes with the raw isolated horror of The Shining. And just when audiences think they have a handle on proceedings, Smith throws them a curveball that’ll cause migraines and major freak-outs. — AT