• Sarah McMullan

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Sarah McMullan 05 Oct, 2015

    Because Australia isn't horrific enough as it is.


  • Brock Jahnke

    ★★½ Watched by Brock Jahnke 26 Oct, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Real brutal, real bloody. Starts as a fun, romantic road movie that I wouldn't mind seeing the rest of before descending into torture porn in the obvious way. Bucks the trend by killing off the clear protagonist first, and while I appreciate the change of pace, it makes the remaining victims feel less important. All four primary actors/actresses deliver solid performances, especially Magrath and Jarratt. Ends somewhat abruptly, in the way that films where 'the bad guy wins' often do.…


  • Lenny Rosbach

    ★★ Added by Lenny Rosbach

    Halloween Weekend: Creepy Binge: film 6

    "Wolf Creek" voegt niets toe aan het slasher genre, het warm water wordt hier verre van opnieuw uitgevonden. We hebben het al duizend keer gezien, meestal zelfs beter. Ik vraag mij ook af of het nu echt zo moeilijk is om personages in dit soort films logica te laten volgen en toch een goed verhaal uit te werken. Ben benieuwd of die dag ooit komt, dat de personages alles doen wat een normale mens…


  • Totenkindly

    ★★★★ Watched by Totenkindly 29 Oct, 2015

    I'm in a quandary for how to rate this film (content versus delivery). In terms of quality (acting, production, etc.), especially for the genre, the movie is especially well-done -- the issue is mostly that the subject matter is disturbing, the violence pointless, the ending bleak. It makes the Halloween or Friday the 13th series look like jokes in every way, from production to acting to plot, which actually makes the latter movies more palatable in an odd way because…


  • bowiecoen

    ★★★ Added by bowiecoen

    Is this torture porn? Is it misogynistic. I'm not sure. The director doesn't seem to be getting any enjoyment out of the deaths of these two girls, and neither does the audience, but at the same time I think it's very telling that none of the on-screen violence is towards the male character. These are some questions I'm going to be chewing on for the next few days.

    I love the scene near the campfire, when we first start to…


  • Seanery

    ★★★ Watched by Seanery 30 Oct, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Once things go bad for the backpackers the tension almost never lets up, but I found it annoying how characters would make stupid decisions solely for the purpose of prolonging the runtime. For instance, at one point the killer is unconscious in the same room as the women he has tried to kill. The room is filled with objects that could kill a person, including a shotgun, but instead they choose to take his car keys (hoping he doesn't wake…


  • psychor

    ★★★★ Added by psychor

    Intense slasher movie.


  • Jake Yardley

    ★★★ Watched by Jake Yardley 28 Oct, 2015

    Beautifully shot. The laugh was amazing.


  • John Jay

    ★★★★½ Watched by John Jay 29 Oct, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm not sure I quite understand some of the hatred this film has received. I partially understand it I suppose, especially for those who are not fans of the genre or the old 70s/80s slashers. That makes sense to me. But for people who claim the film is a piece of trash due to its violence against women, I simply feel like they have entirely missed the film. Ebert, the same man who gave The Last House on the Left,…


  • Sam Heaney

    ★★½ Watched by Sam Heaney 28 Oct, 2015

    Cinematography was decent, only thing that makes this film plausible.


  • Justin Jagoe

    ★★★★ Watched by Justin Jagoe 26 Oct, 2015 1

    The tendency of this movie to polarize honestly surprises me, though maybe it shouldn't; nothing this effectively cruel is bound to provoke a one-sided consensus. Still, I think this is exceedingly well-crafted horror - among the better modern offerings I've seen. Deliberately crafted and gorgeously shot. I do think that each violent act bears real weight, and I do thing the dread and cruelty tap into something real, even edging on the profound.

    Way to almost ruin your movie, though, with such a dumb-as-nails final shot.


  • jimbooney

    ★★ Watched by jimbooney 26 Oct, 2015

    Brutal and boring. The villain was interesting for a quick moment but then all originality slipped away. Also all the brutality was directed at the women. I don't know if that was intended but was definitely off-putting.