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PreservationHoping to escape their own troubles, Wit, her husband Mike , and his brother Sean decide to head out into a secluded forest preserve on a hunting trip. But soon the trio is threatened by an unseen menace, and the hunters become the hunted. A camping trip in the woods turns into a contest for survival. When the brothers are stalked and ensnared, Wit must unleash her own animal instincts or else end up a trophy. An anesthesiologist must awaken her animal instincts when she, her husband and her brother-in-law become the quarry of unseen hunters who want to turn them all into trophies.
Actors of "Preservation"
Directors of "Preservation"Christopher Denham
Creators of "Preservation"Christopher Denham
Critic Reviews of "Preservation"Los Angeles TimesJanuary 29, 2015
Its pretensions about humans-becoming-animals aside, "Preservation" is still pretty fun, if paradoxically more so before the blood sport begins.RogerEbert.comJanuary 09, 2015
Survival horror is a tough enough genre to pull off; defining the characters within one through tired clichés and boring archetypes only makes it more so.New York TimesJanuary 08, 2015
Like his ill-fated hunting party, Mr. Denham's plans for his thriller don't turn out quite the way he'd hoped.VarietyJanuary 08, 2015
Christopher Denham's suspenseful survival drama is an ingenious variation on 'The Most Dangerous Game.'Village VoiceJanuary 07, 2015
A violent yet agreeably goofy throwback to the survival-in-the-woods genre, with shades of Southern Comfort, Deliverance, and even The Blair Witch Project.The Film StageFebruary 28, 2016
Preservation finds itself fracturing into two halves. Both are moderately effective yet their contrast hinders us from staying invested without being jolted by their artifice.Reel Film ReviewsJuly 08, 2015
Preservation ultimately falls prey to a screenplay that grows more and more idiotic as time progresses.CinemaDopeJanuary 12, 2015
If you've seen the Spanish 'King of the Hill,' the denouement will come as no surprise. Still, the basic situation is so primal, what young filmmaker wouldn't want to attempt a knockoff?Film Journal InternationalJanuary 08, 2015
Fans of backwoods horror won't be disappointed by Preservation, but more mainstream audiences are likely to be a hard sell.Nuke the FridgeOctober 22, 2014
Preservation is a great survival action movie, and I'd love to see Wrenn Schmidt become the new badass heroine.Grolsch Film WorksAugust 30, 2014
Denham's film has the anxieties of post-9/11 America firmly in it sights, asking what kind of example the nation's recent history of violent adventurism abroad has set for the next generation of boys with toys.Slant MagazineApril 25, 2014
Chockablock with instances of characters not shooting, running, attacking, or sneaking away when they can or should, this thriller comes off like the world's most rigged game.
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