There's only two reasons this movie rises above its stale torture porn trappings:
1. John Jarratt as the completely unhinged, psychotic killer with a funny accent
2. The stark, deserted landscape of the Australian wilderness.
Basically, "In Australia no one can hear you scream."
Day 10 of the month of horror.
Wolf creek is a film that after watching it you feel like you needa bath because it's so dark and gory.
The story is based on true events which is what boosts this film however it still fails to impress.
The characters are so dumb it's frustrating and the acting is mediocre.
The performance of the creepy psycho (who's name I've forgotten) is impressive and disturbing.
All in all a pretty bad film
Less torture porn than survival horror with an outback "TCM" vibe. There are some brutal moments, but most of the time is spent on the main characters who aren't complete a holes through the entire film. Jack Jarrat rightfully gets most of the attention in the reviews, but credit should also go to the gorgeous location shooting. Not for the squeamish, but not as gory as most of it's ilk.
a few surprises which is hard in this genre
After seeing this movie, I need some convincing that horror as a genre doesn't only exist to feed the societal obsession with female pain and suffering. The film has some interesting camera work though?
I loved the hints of existential dread that pop up throughout the entire film - e.g. all the (beautiful) nature shots, the crater, the alien story - but I wish there was more to hold onto, besides just lots of cringe-inducing violence. I prefer my horror to be more implied. I have a feeling I'll be thinking about this one for a while though, so perhaps my opinion will change for the better.
Wolf Creek - Independent Australian horror film. It was written, co-produced and directed by Greg McLean. Starring John Jarratt.It is said to be based on the true-event about British backpacker who was killed by John Bradley Murdoch in the outback of Australia-this film generally depicts the events somewhat different than that but purely on the assailant. Film was premiered at Sundance Film Festival, and Cannes Film Festival.
I remember watching this movie, almost half of which had been played already…
Brutal Aussie horror flick which was snubbed by critics but welcomed by horror fans who were tired of the weak horror flicks coming out. 2 British girls on vacation in Australia make the mistake of traveling to Wolf Creek crater site with an Australian guy they befriended. The movie takes its time establishing the 3 characters before any horrific events occur, this is effective because you get more emotionally invested in the 3 & knowing that this is a horror flick…
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I think I like Greg McLean.
I had only seen Rogue before and I stated in my previous review for it that Rogue is a beautiful, underrated film.
Wolf Creek received plenty of praise upon it’s release as I recall but it too is a gorgeous film.
It is plain to see that Greg McLean loves Australia. You can see that in every frame the country is in. The country is as much a character as anyone else.
Will Gibson, DP on Wolf Creek and Rogue does a heck of a job.
Film #12 of Hoop-Tober
Scariness level: 6.5/10
A punishing and ruthless film in the vein of Eden Lake not because of how it pans out, but because of the adherence to ridiculous stereotypes; almost as a simplified excuse to act like a complete vicious cunt.
Hell, a particular scene around the camp fire just after we first meet Crocodile Dundee Mick - there's a sort of hint possibly explaining his actions; but then it turns out just to be a…