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April 14, 2019
The beginning of Wolf Creek was never ending. Greg McLean tried too hard to create suspense by dragging out the story of the characters, of their connections with each other and them stopping in gas stations and talking to old men who are out of touch with society, etc, etc. Honestly the relationship between characters, Liz Hunter and Ben Mitchell was bloody awkward to say the least. Their kiss gave me chills, the wrong kind. The psychotic killer, Mick Taylor played by John Jarratt was far too funny in my opinion to be the bad guy. Although he certainly pulled off the unstable, lunatic visage but as for murdering people. I just couldn't see it. The female characters had a really good shot to attack and end this movie earlier back when Liz had shot the maniac Mick on the side of the neck. Although she does try to fire another bullet, this time aiming straight for the head (which I give her credit for) she then starts 'beating' him on the back instead of delivering numerous blows to the head. I just wished Greg let the females give Mick a good kick in. After all of their aimless blows, in the end Ben makes the easy escape and gets saved. *Heavy Sigh*
April 3, 2019
A solid thriller with horror scattered throughout
March 2, 2019
Despite the same dull cliched bad decisions that we were expecting it still is thrilling, it gathered the perfect cast for every character and the plot, even if sometimes seems forced, is nerve wrecking.
February 11, 2019
Despite the same dull cliched bad decisions that we were expecting it still is thrilling, it gathered the perfect cast for every character and the plot, even if sometimes seems forced, is nerve wrecking.
February 5, 2019
A must see for those, who like slasher movies.
½ December 30, 2018
This film does have a few good horrific and disturbing moments, but to few of them and a really disappointing ending.
September 22, 2018
Extremely tense and stressful. Not for the feint of heart. The moody is constantly on edge and theres a sense of upcoming dread. The actors are great and perfectly cast... especially John Jarratt who is terrifying as the villain.
September 20, 2018
Slow start but pretty enjoyable
½ September 16, 2018
Released the same year as Eli Roth's "Hostel," writer/director Greg McLean delivers similar "torture porn" thrills and does so far better than most films of it's ilk. The plot set-up is pretty familiar. A group of young people head out into remote areas to camp and then find themselves hunted (and tortured) by a super creepy backwoods villain. While the plot is nothing original, the film boasts the Australian outback as it's setting, which makes things unique and picturesque. It also boasts suspenseful direction from McLean, as well as characters who don't act stupid (like most hapless victims in horror movies) and instead take logical actions (picking up a dropped weapon, looking the car keys right away, etc.), which helps to give the unoriginal plot more credibility. But the shining star of the film is John Jarratt it's villain. Jarratt comes across as a cross between a Crocodile Dundee Australian stereotype (oozing folksy charm) with the most terrifying backwoods slasher you can think of (anything from Leatherface to the hillbillies in "Deliverance"). Jarrett commands the screen and is a worthy candidate to join pantheon of horror icons alongside the likes of Pinhead or Freddy. Although not a supernatural villain, his ruthlessness and relentlessness is terrifying, yet his G'day/shrimp-on-the-barbie appearance and affect is an oddly fascinating counterbalance that tempers the character's scariness, but in other ways it makes him all that more scary. "Wolf Creek" is a film that will likely be off-putting to most audiences, but if you're a fan of rougher and more extreme of horror film experiences, this is one to absolutely check out.
June 26, 2018
Cool backland setting, but for about three quarters of the film, absolutely nothing happens. Then suddenly, it tries to cram all the excitement into the last 25 minutes and it just doesn't catch on. Huge disappointment.
April 18, 2018
This will make you feel weird for days afterward. Loosely based on Ivan Milat and Bradley Murdoch, this kind of thing has happened in the Australian outback. That's what makes it so chilling.
½ March 21, 2018
Very good, and surprisingly so

Three friends are touring around the outback of Western Australia when their car breaks down. A local, Mick Taylor, offers to help them and invites them back to his place. Little do they know that he is a psychopathic killer.

Very intriguing and engaging. Certainly not your average slasher-horror-thriller, though the bar is set very low there. The tension is built gradually, with the bad guy taking a while to reveal himself. Doesn't borrow too heavily from horror clichés and the conclusion is never obvious.

Great work by John Jarratt as Mick Taylor - very convincing and suitably menacing and superficially charming as the killer. Solid performances by Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi and Nathan Phillips as the three tourists.
January 18, 2018
Loved it. A great example of the Australian idiom.
½ November 30, 2017
Average Aussie b-movie.

I would have liked to have seen more gore to be honest.

September 15, 2017
it was ok, but they just dont make horror moves like they used to back in the 70s. the new ones are so predictable and bland
September 5, 2017
After a very strong start the film dramatically loses its creepy impetus and converts to an ordinary slasher movie, even though technically well done. The fans of the genre will find this movie satisfying.
May 28, 2017
It's a bit of a slap in the face that the majority of critics are calling it a rip off of other movies, considering its based loosely on a true story. wolf creek is an adaptation of the true crimes committed by serial killer Ivan Milat in Australia. He is still imprisoned in Western Australia to this day.
April 15, 2017
Painfully pathetic. How is this scary again? So dull I nearly nodded off! Don't waste your time, you'll never get it back!
½ January 11, 2017
This movie was really nice to watch. Exciting, entertaining and also stressful and creepy like a movie of this kind should be.
November 26, 2016
By Greg McLean, the same director who brought us the fantastic Rogue (2007), he previously released this little horror movie, which I found very good just after finishing it, but after a little while, it just found it downright bad. It's not terrible, but it's not great either. It's got a realistic look to it, it's gritty and merciless, and the special effects are actually pretty good, but it takes over 50 minutes before the blood kicks in.
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