Director: Greg McLean Run Time: 99 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 2005
Starring: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi
Three hitchhikers find trouble in the rural outback in WOLF CREEK.
Very loosely based on real events, 2005’s Wolf Creek marks a time in the 2000s when extreme, near mindless violence dominated many horror films. When two British tourists, Liz and Kirsty, backpack throughout Australia with their Australian friend Ben, it starts off with a drunken night and a suddenly inoperable car. Enter Mick, the helpful repairman who winds up being their worst nightmare. With near escapes and essentially hunting scenarios, Wolf Creek taps into our general fear of the wilderness, the unknown, and the kindness of strangers.
Part of Nitehawk’s Halloween INTERNATIONAL SLASHER midnite series.