South African director Darrell Roodt, responsible for such politically charged films as Sarafina and the Oscar-nominated Yesterday, changes tack with this absolutely terrifying lion-stalker flick. An American businessman travels to South Africa with his son, daughter and new wife. Tom hopes that this trip will provide an opportunity for his daughter, Jessica, and son, David, to bond with his new wife, Amy. But Jessica is particularly peeved at the idea of holidaying with the new wife.
The kids and Amy set off on a game drive, but are soon stranded and encounter a pride of lions intent on dining on them. This is not quite the holiday any of them expected. Lost in a maze of dirt roads, the family desperately tries to outwit the lions, marking the beginning of their African nightmare. After watching, this terse, tense thriller, you might never enter a game reserve again.