Coffin Rock Review

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A woman having difficulty in conceiving chooses to sleep with a stranger to get pregnant and comes to seriously regret her decision.


A nerve-stretching Australian entry in the ‘[fill in the blank] from hell’ sub-genre. Jessie (Lisa Chappell) and her husband Rob (Robert Taylor) have a rough patch thanks to their inability to conceive, until Jessie’s quickie with young Irish drifter Evan (Sam Parsonson) results in her pregnancy.

However, Evan ups his stalkery activities in an attempt to claim his child. The psycho’s outbursts are shocking, including a nasty case of man-on-’roo violence, and the home stretch finds Jessie trying to cope with Evan’s maniacal moodswings on a dangerous coast road. The set-up is deceptively low-key, but the second and third acts deliver textbook suspense and horror.

It starts out as more of a drama but then the suspence really kicks in.