Wolf Creek: Miniseries (2016)

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Miniseries
Wolf Creek

Critics Consensus

Despite a few narrative inconsistencies, Wolf Creek is a clever, powerful extension of the films that adds more thrills and chills with the same captivating characters.

77%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 13

64%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 54
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 14, 2016
2
Air date: Oct 21, 2016
3
Air date: Oct 28, 2016
4
Air date: Nov 4, 2016
5
Air date: Nov 11, 2016
6
Air date: Nov 18, 2016

Tv Season Info

A young woman takes revenge on serial killer Mick Taylor in this spin-off of the Australian horror franchise.

Cast

John Jarratt
as Mick Taylor
Lucy Fry
as Eve Thorogood
Dustin Clare
as Sullivan Hill
Maya Stange
as Ingrid
Damian De Montemas
as Inspector Darwin
Jake Ryan
as Johnny
Jake Ryan
as Johnny
Deborah Mailman
as Bernadette
Jack Charles
as Uncle Paddy
Liana Cornell
as Ann-Marie
Fletcher Humphrys
as Jesus (Ben Mitchell)
Edmund Pegge
as Travelling Salesman
Adrian Barnes
as Wolf Creek Priest
Richard Bennett
as Ted (Mick's Dad)
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
as Dolly (Mick's Mum)
Isaac May
as Young Mick
Henry Miller
as Rebecca
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Critic Reviews for Wolf Creek Miniseries

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Wolf Creek the series is a smart, sinewy extension of a blunt-force film franchise that deepens motivations while turning the tables on itself by having the hunter become the hunted.

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…

It was a tough thing to pull off but Greg McLean and his crew have done an admirable job repackaging his 2005 horror film into a revenge-driven TV series.

Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Australian outback killer Mick Taylor returns in Wolf Creek the series, an addictively unsettling watch that comes highly recommended.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Violent, gore-filled slasher movie spinoff isn't for kids.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It captures the same level of creep as the films (which is to say very high).

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This TV series needs to work much harder to live up to the reputation of its namesake feature.

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…

As a bloated outback slasher epic, Wolf Creek boasts considerable gnarly thrills and the staging is consistently impressive. Mick Taylor may not be great for tourism, but he's good for entertainment.

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While I was a bit disappointed in this choice, watching Eve deal with her monumental loss and quest for vengeance is truly the better story.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

[Taylor] remains a hideously captivating figure, and Wolf Creek a show well worth checking out.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…

"Mad Max: Fury Road," is set in a world pushed to the brink by nuclear conflict and the polluted survivors battling over the scarcity of the Earth's remaining resources. "Wolf Creek" is fuelled by the same fear rippling from the wilds of the outback.

Feb 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wolf Creek: Miniseries

  • Jul 13, 2019
    This was getting so good and then it went sideways. You invest so much in the characters and one by one they die. The plot became so deluded and disproportionately skewed toward the antagonist. It got too crazy, unrealistic and frankly lame. By the final of 6 episodes I wanted to turn it off but I was hoping in the end it would get wrapped up in a way that a viewer could tolerate. I was wrong. I wanted to love this. I started to. The character development was decent. Acting was on point but the writing overall, especially as the series went on SUCKED.
  • Feb 24, 2019
    The intro music is haunting. The cinematography of the Outback is beautiful. The series has a good "final girl" and a compelling killer. The finale is a bit of a let down though. With just six episodes "Wolf Creek" is a fast watch. You may be afraid to travel to Australia after viewing this series.
  • Sep 24, 2018
    An entertaining and interesting plot involving our old friend Mic Taylor. Its obviously toned down unlike the Wolf Creek movies. There are still lots of kills and some fore.
  • Jan 04, 2018
    Was really looking forward to this one, room all dark, popcorn and suspension of disbelief switched on, that is until Fatima turned up. Why do I feel like I'm in need of some sort of diversity indoctrination? Won't be watching further episodes, nuh, nuh, nuh, nahuh
  • Oct 20, 2017
    Revenge is arguably one of the most ancient themes every used as the foundation of a story. Prominent employed in every mythology regardless of the originating culture an aspect of its universal natures as an intrinsic component of human nature.it was only natural the revenge should become a standard genre in movies almost immediately after its emergence has one of the most powerful means of expression humanity has ever known. For a story to maximize its potential effectiveness, it must quickly establish an emotional connection with the audience. We have all experienced this exceptionally intense emotion. Thoughts of murderous rage are often conhuried they are abated by our socialization and self-preservation, the inevitable override of this innate propensity for violence is unsatisfying for many. The need to direct an uncontrollable fury at the source of our unquenchable ire eremains deep seated in our minds. The stereotypical instrument in such movies providing the cathartic release for the viewer is typically male, the traditional gender for action driven retribution. When the occasion arises where the female of our species is permitted to seek revenge the rational is frequently as a novity based on the blatant plot contrivance of reversing expected behavior mandated by gender. Some of the most compelling stories with female protagonist craft the character as resting on a purely human level. Films like ‘I Spit on Your Grave’ or ‘Girls versus Boys’ admittedly induce the necessary visceral release that is the goal of any example of the genre, but there are undeniable aspects of the motivation predominantly gear towards women. Among the most recognizable cinematic examples of a ‘pure female drive revenge movies,’ many might consider Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’ saga as the definitive example. An Australian film, ‘Wolf Creek’ took the premise in a different direction. The 2005 film and its sequel exhibited thematic leaning conducive with an equally primitive, visceral imperative, survival. Those movies became the basis for a television series of the same name. The American release of the first season is the topic of this consideration. Before proceeding it is germane to the discussion that the core motivation is an all-consuming need for vengeance. The Thurgood’s, an American family visiting Australia camping in the expansive and sparsely settled Northern Territory. Most Americans are ill-equip to comprehend the sheer immensity of this nation continent. It is entirely possible to drive for many days without encountering any signs of civilization. This country possesses a degree of isolation of a scale beyond the understanding of the majority our countrymen. The patriarch of the small family unit is Roland Thorogood (Robert Taylor), a law enforcement officer back in the States. Accompanying him on the trip was his wife Ingrid (Maya Stange) and their two kids, their son, Ross (Cameron Caulfield), and his nineteen year old sister Eve (Lucy Fry). Long typical of an American teenager, Eve is not overly excited about taking such a long trip with the family, particularly so far away from home. Exacerbating her discontentment is the unconscionable back that the Australian deserts are not known for their cell phone coverage. The only access bone can provide this to the limited amount of files physically on its drive. Parents and brother are trying to enjoy themselves with the incredible scenic beauty of the setting; Eve tends to sit in the camper repeatedly listening to the phone, perpetually connected by her earbuds. Although this is an annoying reflection of what many American teens are like, in this particular instance such sullen behavior saved her life. Was stopped by a small body of water crocodile lurches out is about to grab one of them until a shot rings out, part of the crocodile’s skull explodes in it that in the water. As it turns out this savior is an actual inhabitant of the outback, Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). As expected the man is short on social amenities is quite obviously the person who knows how to deal with such a hostile environment. Roland invites him back to their camper to share dinner with them as a means of thanking him. Taylor accepts, and after dinner, they gather around the campfire to listen to his stories of life in the Australian wilderness. He retires early preferring to soak in the camper listening to her music. The discussion seems to be going well until quite unexpectedly tell us there Roland in the leg and proceeds to slaughter with three members of the family. As Taylor goes back into the camper to search for Eve, you stop listening to the music long enough to realize what was going on, exiting quickly out the vehicle. Taylor seems to enjoy himself as he mutilates the bodies of his most current victims and it turns out that he is an undetected serial killer for many years. The sheer volume of the territory in the sparse police presence made it relatively easy for him to avoid detection on an exceptionally prolonged killing spree. Before too long even as found wandering by a pair of birdwatchers and brought back to the authorities. Practically he tells Inspector Darwin (Damian De Montemas), about the slaughter of the family but is little that they can do watching a manhunt format of standard description over continent size territory. Eve is not about to let in a ring this crime go unanswered and decides to set out alone to find him. Only a semi-serviceable camper, but the family had a vacation in an adult that becomes attached to her; this pretty 19-year-old girl embarks upon a dangerous journey into the unknown. Regardless of how determined the person might be an attractive young woman of the slight frame is no match for some of the exceptionally burly men gravitates towards life in the outback. Within the first couple of episodes, it appears as though a pervasive theme is going to be Eve escaping attempted rape. While this might seem to be a hackneyed approach the story, the writers handle the effect these circumstances have on the development of Eve’s character created an unusual twist to the story when one man begins uncomfortably close to appropriate the apparent intention to assault her; Eve feigns compliance while reaching for a hidden gun. He backs off but is confident that she will not show him and becomes very surprised when April repairs into his leg. Even immediately becomes concerned with the well-being and even help dress the wound. But in a kindness does not completely overshadow good sense as she does leave them behind as she drives away. She winds up in a small gas station/general store run by an aboriginal woman. She is certain – Eve is not American but Irish, the woman is never wrong about accents. Eve chops off her hair with a hunting knife to appear less attractive. The general store becomes a central location for most of the principal characters stops by in search of a determined young woman. The proprietor has a stream of men inquiring about the young woman including the detective, a would-be attacker in the serial killer. Since they are looking for an American long blonde hair, the woman does not associate the description with the woman she saw. Unfortunately, the serial killer seems to make the connection. A scene such as this also introduce the audience to the incredible use of the bleak scenery without imagery becomes exceptionally important as part of telling the story. There is always coursing near the general store with each path, identical in appearance, leading off to a different location ultimately alternate possibilities. The show run and director of the series, Greg McLean, was the screen right of 2005 original screenplay excelling admirably in the shift from a slash and dash flick into a taut, revenge driven television series. The typical problem with going for me will be to a tv show and encountered during the transition of a standalone movie to a television series is dealing with the numerous aspects of format changes. The most significant are that a movie is required to have a definite beginning middle and end while a television show needs to be episodic; each discrete chapter the ticket is the building upon the previous episode and segueing into the next. Mr. McLean has undertaken this challenge with a rare panache and even less constant attention to detail. He avoided one of the most common pitfalls by not trying to stay too closely to the original movie by creating different characters and circumstances based on a similar set of circumstances. The result is a complete reimagining of the underlying themes leading to a strong foundation board engaging series. Several aspects that were disturbing for many critics may have in part be due to their youth that hve come to expect a myriad of bloodshed and action rather than the tightly woven and meticulously crafted psychological thriller achieved by the series. Thankfully season two was on its way; the series is just too well-made to be a one season wonder. bullet Cinema to Series: The Legacy of Wolf Creek bullet Making a Television Series bullet Meet the Stars bullet Discovering the Outback bullet Visual Effects Featurette bullet Meet Supporting Cast
  • Jun 04, 2017
    One of the most inept police forces I've seen on TV. Terrible dialogue and unrealistic characters. Eve's story arc is ridiculous. Just awful viewing.
  • Jan 10, 2017
    seeks revenge for the death of her family
  • Nov 19, 2016
    Great atmosphere. Some campy moments but overall the suspense outweighs the faults. Terrific heroine and villain - wish there were more episodes!!!
  • Nov 03, 2016
    The Wolf Creek tv series can be a touch meandering and unfocused, the plot constantly going off into other tangents from the main plot of Eve (the brilliant Lucy Fry) hunting outback boogieman Mick Taylor (John Jarrat, returning to his role from the movies and yet again, an utterly terrifying presence throughout) across the barren northern territory of Australia to exact revenge for her slaughtered family. Sometimes the show spreads itself to thin and doesn't seem to quite know what to do with itself, the subplots admittedly do add a certain scope missing from the movies, and tend to mix things up a bit (here the threat comes not just from Jarrat's evil Crocodile Dundee but from a whole host of Aussie miscreants, potential rapists and other killers hot on our tortured heroines trail (certainly the Australian tourist board are gonna really hate the fuck out of this show as it paints the outback as a seriously dangerous, grimy, treacherous bastard of a place) but the wider scope, and smorgasbord of characters, though adding of a refreshing change up to the story, also bog it down and often times either dont pay off or pay off in a massively contrived manner (indeed, as big as this country is she still manages to keep bumping into the same characters and even the same trusty dingo once or twice, in some really coincidental plot turns) but this is a gripping show, scary and thrilling and dramatically meaty, with a heroine in the constantly beleaguered Eve who you massively root for and desperately want to see come out the other side of all the bleak horror, and again i cannot overstate how terrific Fry is here (with this and 11 22 63, this is a serious breakout year for the impressive young actress) giving Taylor a run for his money. Great stuff
  • Oct 28, 2016
    If you watch the episodes On Demand, they are shown in HD, which enhances this worthwhile series. It is really quite good.

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