Saw the world premier of this film in Abertoir last year, and really enjoyed it. If you like horror films that are glossy and full of Hollywood CGI, then don't bother. However, if you enjoy a film with real characters and the real horrific situations that small actions can lead them into then you will like Devil's Bridge.
It has a real stark atmosphere to the film, and what on the face of it looks like a simple premise goes beyond the limitations of the story to create a modern horror of the depths man can sink too. Great performances, especially from the nutter Welsh farmer Bill really carry this film and make you care about the people involved and what happen to them.
There are moments of extreme violence along the way, that at times had me cringing, but when the violence does come it's not there just for its own sake, it propels the story along. The scene with the bolt cutters in the barn will stay with you for weeks after, you won't be able to go into a DIY store without wincing.
As I said, the story is quite simple. 3 English blokes go to deepest darkest Wales to do some underworld business deal that supposed to sort out the main character's failing business. This quickly proves to be a red-herring. The real story kicks in and it's one of survival, as the 3 are chased down dark lanes and run off the road by the farmer Bill. It's divide and conquer from there on, and not wanting to give the ending away it, it gets bloody.
I think this film will do for Wales for Jaws did for swimming, although some of the landscapes and locations are beautiful. It does have flaws and there are a couple of scenes that maybe go on a bit too long, but overall, it's one of my favourite Brit flicks of recent times.