The movie opens with a brief scene of two hunters in the wilderness, who swiftly become the hunted and from this point you would be forgiven for thinking this was another monster in the woods movie.
We then move swiftly on to our leading lady Rachel Marie Lewis as Zoe, who just happens to be the worst realtor of all time. After sending some potential homebuyers packing she is off into the wilderness in honor of her father, this part of the movie is quite humorous and Rachel Marie Lewis shows her comedy acting chops. However, it's then back to serious territory as we meet Drake (John Briddell), a tour guide and ex-con who just had a fight to the death with his boss. Drake, trying to hurry from the scene bumps into Dan (Eric Goins) and he somehow encourages him to take the tour. Throw in Brian and Cheese, two brothers who seem to be on the most awkward family reunion ever and we've got ourselves a well cast bunch of misfits entering the unknown.
Firstly, Beacon Point does what all low budget movies should do and that's get the casting right, the acting isn't amazing but it sure is passable and Rachel Marie Lewis is a great lead who made the slim 80 minute run time more than bearable.
Jon Briddell was also good in his role, he reminded me of Tom Berenger in this old movie I used to watch with my dad when I was a kid. That movie was Deadly Pursuit, which also starred Sidney Poitier. I remember the first time we rented it on the hop and it became like, our favourite film.
The movie doesn't explode in a huge climax but the build up does have you guessing what sort of entity our team are up against. Most of the violence is off screen but there is gore towards the end, its not wholly convincing but still worth a look.
Beacon Point wasn't a great movie but the cast and the amazing cinematography made it an almost great experience, I wasn't totally sold on the end though.