Synopsis: In a last-ditch attempt to save their failing marriage after the stillbirth of their first child, Kate, a journalist, and Martin, an architect, escape London for a retreat to the beautiful, yet remote and unpopulated Blackholme Island, which is off the west coast of Scotland. Fairweather Cottage is a place where they once shared a romantic holiday and the island holds fond memories of happier times. Kate and Martin arrive by boat, it's autumn and the rocky barren moors are blown by freezing winds and the before they've even settled in, the generator and CB radio communication start to fail. Their relationship is already fragile and anxieties are pushed higher when they lose all contact with the mainland and after a heavy storm, an injured man is washed up on the shore. Dressed in military fatigues and carrying a gun, the mysterious stranger regains consciousness and identifies himself as a British soldier called Private Jack Corman and he soon reveals that he carries a deadly message -
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Carl Tibbetts
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Private Jack Coleman.

Tactical Response.

Martin Kennedy.

Thank you both for taking me in.

- His boat sank.

- I was trying to avoid those rocks.

And as I was saying to...

- I'm Kate.

- ...Kate.

The tides in that water...

I just remember the rocks

and the water coming in.

Are you Army? Navy?


We're doing a reconnaissance exercise

in the area.

Do you think they're looking for you?


Does your CB work?

Er... No, actually. It's been down

for the last two days. I can't...

I can't get through to the owner, Doug.

He set it to his frequency

but I haven't been able to get through.

Maybe you could have a look.

I should be able to fix it.

So it's just the two of you?

On the island?


Yes. Doug is... Doug is the owner.

He's on the mainland.


It's just in there.

And there's a bathroom opposite.

- Do you think you need anything else?

- I don't think so, no. Thank you.

- Get some rest.

- Thanks.

I need to speak with you alone.

Are you going to give it to him?



Erm... I'm just gonna go

talk to him for a sec.

- Are you OK?

- Yeah.

What... What are you doing?

Do you want to take a seat for me,


No, actually, I'm fine.

I'm gonna tell you something,

and you're gonna listen.

And then you're gonna do as I say.

These three things are essential

to the safety of you and your wife.

Do you understand me so far?


There's been an outbreak.

A global pandemic

that started in South America.

R1N16. Argromoto flu.

It's a highly contagious airborne virus

that attacks respiratory systems.

From those infected

there are no survivors.

It's fatal and it's spreading rapidly.

It's only a matter of time

before it's here.

If your radio was working

you'd have heard the broadcasts.

Now, our best defense

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