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Though Wolf Creek is effectively horrific, it is still tasteless exploitation. Read critic reviews

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Stranded motorists (Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath) fall prey to a murderous bushman (John Jarratt) who offers to fix their vehicle, then takes them captive.

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John Jarratt
Mick Taylor
Nathan Phillips
Ben Mitchell
Guy Petersen
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Jenny Starvall
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George Adams
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Martin Fabinyi
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Michael Gudinski
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Gary Hamilton
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  • Oct 16, 2020
    "Texas Chainsaw" in the Australian Outback. Takes awhile to get going, but once it does, it's gruesome and relentless. "Mick" joins Jason, Michael and Freddy as an iconic slasher.
    Mark B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2013
    The mix of totally believable and fun characters, coupled with the unrelenting horror and violence, makes Wolf Creek one of, if not the best horror film Australia has ever released, not to mention one of the most visually stunning films I've ever watched. Plenty of people will complain that Wolf Creek is slow, but honestly, that doesn't bother me often, it's only in films like Van Diemen's Land (another Australian horror) where the pace never picks up that I get bored. They call it dull, I call it character building, background and suspense. Also people complain about it having too many slasher cliches, but if you pay attention that's not strictly true. Yes, the antagonist is down, and they leave him, but only after trying for a full minute to shoot him in the head, but not having any bullets, and then beating the shit out of him with the rifle butt, and then trying to run him over. Things like that. To review Wolf Creek without at least one full paragraph on Mick Taylor (above) would be a sin, so here goes; I've made horror films before, with what I feel are pretty good badguys on board. But, if I ever become a professional, and by the end of my career, manage to write an antagonist half as well as Greg McLean wrote Mick Taylor, I'll die a happy man. He can heads his many vehicles like a rally-car driver, he's a hunter with heaps of guns, which he's a great sharpshooter with, he's got knives and knows how to use them (it's implied he was in the Vietnam war), he's tough as a brick shithouse, he's completely isolated, and best of all, he's charismatic as Hell. Not to mention sadistic. He may not have quite the presence of Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers or Freddy Krueger, but he's right up there with Hannibal Lector and Norman Bates as creepy damn guys. Though it is incredible, I'm not trying to say that Wold Creek is perfect. There's one or two let downs, not to mention the fact that I think we lost a lot of of money from our tourism industry off of this one. Seriously. But the soundtrack is awesome and I personally cannot wait for a sequel. Yes, this is the sort of film where it actually might do some good. I really hope that Greg McLean returns to direct, I feel without him so much of the magic would be lost. This is the sort of film that makes me sad that most people have such an aversion to horror, because it's so incredibly beautiful. For those of you who do like horror, never feel that everything fresh and frightening has been done. Pop a DVD of Wolf Creek in, and be taken in by the disturbing realism, and the terrifying Mick Taylor. 89% -Gimly
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  • Mar 03, 2013
    It's still a traditional horror flick on the veins of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes, with plenty of silliness when you look deep down on it (the first escape sequence is riddled with poor decisions) and takes cues from the aformentioned on being extremely bleak, brutal and where you can't take much pleasure or entertainment from it's viewing. But it's one of the best out there in portraying pure fear and atmosphere. The slow build up is haunting, alternating these believe characters with devastating landscapes of Australia's desert, carrying a gloomy feeling of "this is not gonna go well at all for these guys". This contrast is even more evident with the pitch black cinematography for when the shit hits the fan, causing confusion, distress and more importantly, putting you on the shoes of the tormented. Add great performances and a haunting soundtrack, Wolf Creek is a very confident debut from the director, that has a clear visual style and in need of some tweaking to be made on narrative formats, for at it's core, the movie is still a by the numbers slasher.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2012
    With a promising start which builds up slowly 'Wolf Creek' had some potential, unfortunately it completely wimps out. Three friends go on vacation and shortly run into trouble while in the Australian outback when their car randomly breaks down along with their watches, with nothing to do but wait the team eventually stumbles upon a stranger in the desert and turn to him for help fixing their car. What they don't know is that said stranger isn't as nice as he first comes across. The best part of 'Wolf Creek' is undoubtedly the development, it sets up characters nicely and even introduces a romantic sub-plot. Sadly, however, all the hard work put into the first half amounts to nothing, as the film quickly desends into an average slasher movie and the first half is completely forgotten. The characters become just a tool for the violence and the romanticism is never mentioned again. If you enjoy playing 'Where's Wally' with film cliches check this out, it has every one in the slasher book, such a shame after the beginining. The soundtrack was alright though.
    Cameron S Super Reviewer

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