a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
The Thrill Is In The Hunt.
Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive
What makes this film just ever so slightly rear its head above mediocrity is the fact that it is beautifully shot and has a great build up towards the reveal of one hell of a bad guy.
It is a shame, however, that this otherwise creative film feels the need to merrily trod down the beaten path and have its heroes make silly decisions to facilitate the plot.
Still, it's well made, ruthless and at points rather tense, so I have no problems with glossing over its imperfections to enjoy myself.
See? Head on a stick!
I went into it cold knowing nothing and I have to say it was a pleasant old school ride. I'm not talking about the gore, but just the way the film is structured. A lot of modern horror end up to concerned with trying to make everything creepy right up front leaving nothing to subtlety.
Here we have three normal people exploring the Australian outback who encounter a few questionable characters and odd occurrences before the real threat ever shows it's head. Remember when horror films were like that? They'd keep you off guard a bit, making you think that perhaps those drunks at the bar would follow them or maybe something supernatural…
After finally watching this movie I have no idea why foreigners still come to our country. Don't these people know this was loosely based on real events? Fuck. I don't want to ever leave the east coast again.
The movie itself is quite good. It has a great sense of tension and John Jarratt knocks it out of the park in the role of his career. Wolf Creek is however far from perfect and suffers from an overly long first act, and a weak ending. It also features one of the most infuriating scenes in Australian cinematic history. Put down the fucking video cameras idiot! There is someone trying to kill you.
As a final note, the film is actually…
A beautifully shot underrated gem with a great villain.
Roger Ebert has a rather notorious review of this film, in which he gives the film zero stars and goes on about how the film is misogynistic and revolting. While I will agree the "head on a stick" scene is revolting, that moment is not graphically violent, and really is the peak of all the violence in the film. Nope, Wolf Creek is nowhere as offensive to me as any torture porn you can name, mostly because of the fact that the majority of the movie is about developing the three characters in the film, and while the two female characters get the brunt of all the abuse, which is horrifying, the two female characters are portrayed as being noble…
You see, there's a problem with these kinds of films that I always have and that always stop me liking them as much as many people do.
These films where some people ruck up in a small town or countryside and behave like snotty bastards like it's all beneath them. And then we're supposed to be dead sympathetic towards them when they start getting murdered? Yeah, that doesn't really fly for me.
What also doesn't fly for me is that almost nothing of any interest happens for over half an hour in this bloody thing. There are too many horror films like this now. There's just absolutely no build-up of tension or anything, just some…
#31DaysOfHorror no. 21
When the only genuine complaints a film receives are ones regarding its "graphic depictions of violence," and its disregard for morality, one assumes once play is hit they will be took on an unrelenting hell ride. Unfortunately, this was more like you press play, wait in line for about an hour or so, get on the ride, maybe go down one or two drops, and then are quickly escorted completely out of the park. Wolf Creek was about as disturbing as this weeks presidential debate. What does not add up is how this film is being grouped in with the likes of hostel, high tension, and several other modern extreme cinema pieces. Possibly because this one in particular is extremely…
You wanna get north? I'm heading south. Bit of a bugger...
And it's a bit of a bugger if you don't watch this motion picture!
It's probably not fair to call Wolf Creek torture porn...but if it is, it's the best in the genre I've seen. It's heads above all of the Saw films and Hostel, as you actually care about the people in it. To ME, that's the sign of a good horror film, that you would watch the characters even if you knew the shit wasn't about to go down.
Now those 3 yokels may not make a good film on their own, but eh, maybe I'd watch it on a rainy afternoon. It's kind of amusing that…
Some of the most intense shit I've seen.
This is such a well made and intense thriller that does a good job of getting you to connect with the victims. Australia and New Zealand have been making some pretty good films as of late. This film in particular has a steady building plot that plateaus into pure terror. Wolf Creek is supposedly based on real events, but the real story is so much different, that a better representation would be another movie called The Snowtown Murders. Wolf Creek is full of nail biting suspense and cat and mouse scenes. It's not too shabby in the gore department either. John Jarratt plays the killer known as Mick very well, who is the pinnacle of an outback, bushman in my…
Scary Movie Month- Movie #11
The story is good enough so it should work, but director Greg McLean really fumbles the whole thing. It's based on a combination of Australian Serial killers and also a typical cliche horror movie at the same time and that makes for a pretty confusing film.
Actually better than I expected. I thought it was just going to be torture porn but it actually had more to it than that. John Jarratt was so gleefully terrifying as Mick Taylor that it was worth watching. Overall pretty fun, even though the protagonists were stupid crap-for-brains idiots
Personal nightmare fuel: the ol "head on a stick" maneuver
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