Wolf Creek [2005] Movie Review Recommendation

Wolf Creek [2005]

Another movie that belongs to the new wave of Australian horror movies. Using the classical scenes of the Outback, wolf creekand some Australian stereotypes, this movie somewhat resembles American slasher movies by its premise. Although it says that this movie is based on true events, as always, this should be taken with caution. Actually it is a mix of several true stories, but I guess that the most influential is one of the killer Ivan Milat. He killed several campers in a similar way, and later on, was arrested. Directed by Greg McLean (Rogue), Wolf Creek is an intense movie with a lot of violence and difficult scenes. People actually walked out of the theaters, unable to complete the movie, especially when it came to violence towards women. However, why should that violence be any different?

Back to the movie, three friends decide to drive to their towns across the Australian Outback. During this drive they will stop to look at a meteor crater, where they will encounter seemingly friendly bushman that will offer his help when their car breaks down. You know what follows. With some unusual twists, good gore and great directing, this movie turned out pretty well. I especially enjoyed in Mad Max style car chases. Ten years after its release, Wolf Creek has earned a cult status and if the movie industry had remained the same, it would be one of those “rite of passage” horror movies with now already iconic character of Mick Taylor. John Jarrat, a method actor, spent weeks preparing for this role and it fucking shows so much! Enjoy.

Director: Greg Mclean

Cast: John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, Nathan Phillips, Geoff Revell

Fun Stuff: The crater in the film is really in Western Australia, but it is spelled “Wolfe Creek” in reality.


IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416315/