• Ghostsmut

    ★★ Watched by Ghostsmut 21 Jan, 2015

    I found it more unsettling that this was some weird fantasy by the only survivor who blamed it on an unkillable nonsense Crocodile Dundee figure. Felt like the end downplayed the significance of the events. It'd be like making a film about 9/11 and saying it was done by the characters from Pixar's Planes.

    Wolf Creek has a simple set up that got dumb really quick. Bad acting throughout. Nearly saved by a gruesome and nasty bit where a girl…

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  • The Phantom Erik

    ★★★ Watched by The Phantom Erik 09 Jul, 2014

    I’m actually okay with the fact that this may not all be based on a true story; it’s still creepy as hell and has atmosphere for days. John Jarratt deserves placement with some of the horror icons of previous decades for his out-of-nowhere performance here. It’s got great pacing and eerie scenery up to about the halfway point where it unfortunately unspools quickly, feeling almost like an entirely different film. Have to give it an extra thumb, however, just for the knee to the crotch ending.

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  • Mark_Lemmond

    ★★½ Watched by Mark_Lemmond 13 Jan, 2015

    The one thing I can't stand in horror movies is all that wasted time before things get interesting. If the director is any good then the pain can be minimized unfortunately that's not the case here. The first half of the film is torture to sit through, the second half is one overused cliche after another. Given this movie's reputation I was hoping for more.

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  • Michael Gannaway / Hucksta G

    ★★★ Watched by Michael Gannaway / Hucksta G 27 Dec, 2014

    Bit disappointed with this one, it wasn't much more than an average horror film along with frustratingly stupid characters and a cartoonish antagonist.

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  • Cinemaddict

    ★★ Watched by Cinemaddict 19 Dec, 2014 8

    I see a lot of reviewers mention how great the villain is in this. To me, a great villain has a motive or background that drives them to do what they do, e.g. Norman Bates. The only thing that makes this bad guy notable is how surprisingly sadistic he is.

    There was a really good build up to all the action, one worthy of a good second half. But the great character building of the first half only leaves us…

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  • Collykibber

    ★★½ Watched by Collykibber 17 Dec, 2014

    I like that, for long periods, the movie keeps away from supernatural type miraculous survivals and pop out of nowhere appearances. The bad guy just seems to be a psychotic dickhead, taking advantage of the Outbacks emptiness to get his jollies. In one sense that gives grit to this "true story" tag. On the other, it makes later events sickening and sadistic...at which point the connoisseur will probably be wondering, what's wrong with that? To me you can always take…

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  • Tim

    ★★★ Added by Tim

    "Wolf Creeks" starts out ordinarily enough, and the story follows along the same plot line of dozens of other similar horror movies. It's claim to fame, however, is in being something of an endurance test for the audience, seemingly asking them "How much can you take?"

    First-time writer and director Greg Mclean is clearly a skilled filmmaker. and his debut feature packs a punch with its garish grindhouse style. The three leads are bland and interchangeable, as their only purpose…

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  • Cody

    ★★½ Watched by Cody 13 Dec, 2014

    I'm actually really surprised I hadn't seen this movie earlier. I had heard so much about it, hailing it was a classic now. So finally, I got to watch it. And it's somewhat a disappointment.

    I don't understand how this is considered "horror". Horror is supposed to scare you. This movie was just a thriller/suspense movie. There was nothing scary about it. Yeah, it was violent and had some gore, but wasn't enough to be a "horror" movie.

    Other than…

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  • George Tromero

    Added by George Tromero

    Empezamos fuerte revisionando una película de la que ya disfruté hace más de un lustro. Un based on actual events de los de toda la vida, con sus fenómenos paranormales, sus jovenzuelos acongojados... y el cabrón del campo (minchinela.com/repronto/2008/11/01/capitulo-14-%E2%80%9Cel-cabron-del-campo%E2%80%9D). Lo cierto es que cuenta con un tempo desigual, consagrando más de la mitad de su metraje a escenas contemplativas que ni ayudan a meternos en faena ni contribuyen a que avance la trama. No obstante, en cuanto "el paisano" hace…

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★ Rewatched by Adrian Zachow 23 Jun, 2014

    The Australian outback setting works very well in favour of this violent slasher movie, in which three tourists are trapped and preyed upon by a serial killer. Setting aside, Wolf Creek does not break away from conventions established in similar films all the way back in the 70s, although John Jarratt's psycho, Mick, is a genuinely creepy menace. The film ponderously claims this to be based on true events, but it is in fact, merely inspired by the backpacker murders carried out in Australia in the early 90s by serial killer Ivan Milat

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  • Richard Goddard

    ★★★ Watched by Richard Goddard 03 Nov, 2014

    This movie is great for its budget and the ending is fantastic but the rest is kind of standard paint by numbers slasher genre fare.

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  • pillole di cinema

    ★★★ Watched by pillole di cinema 05 Jan, 2014

    Carbura lento ma appena si fa vedere il suo killer Wolf Creek si anima. Idee riciclate e facce buffe durante gli omicidi valgono la visione.

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