Wolf Creek (2005)

Wolf Creek
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Director: Greg Mclean
Actors: Peter Alchin, John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath, Andy Mcphee, Kestie Morassi, Guy Petersen, Nathan Phillips, Gordon Poole, Jenny Starwall, Aaron Sterns

How can you be found when no-one knows you're missing

A chilling, factually-based, story of three road-trippers in remote Australia who are plunged into danger when they accept help from a friendly local.

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Run time: 99mins
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Member Reviews (105)

michael
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one of the worst australian movies ever made
Posted Saturday, 29 March 2014 See my other reviews
Took me a while to get to this movie. I thought it was great. John Jarratts laugh must have been based on Kerry O'keefe the cricket commentator. Cant wait for the sequel.
Posted Monday, 7 October 2013 See my other reviews
Margaret
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We thought this a great australian picture.We did love it but did enjoy it,it was worth the watch.
Posted Friday, 16 August 2013 See my other reviews
Great Aussie movie
Posted Tuesday, 21 May 2013 See my other reviews
feralcom
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This is a well acted movie that is worth watching even though it is a bit gory in some parts!
Posted Thursday, 14 February 2013 See my other reviews
Libby
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I was quite impressed, thought it was well constructed, and the violence, though gruesome. was left to the imagination. That is best. Great performance by John Jarratt.
Posted Wednesday, 30 January 2013 See my other reviews
Excellent horror flick, though I found it more thriller than horror. For an Aussie movie it was one of the best I have seen for a while...
Posted Wednesday, 28 November 2012 See my other reviews
Jillian
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Was led to beleive this was terrifying and true - not true, more life very scarey in parts and inspired by truth
Posted Friday, 15 June 2012 See my other reviews
Josh
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A truly disturbing and intense horror film. Definitely one of the better ones in this age of less great horror movies. This one is a must see for genre fans.
Posted Wednesday, 25 April 2012 See my other reviews
Cindy
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Very, veeeery scarey!!!!
Posted Thursday, 5 April 2012 See my other reviews
Deb
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You are led to believe at the beginning of the movie that it was based on a true story, so it was really disappointing at the end to realize that most of it must have been invented because there were no witnesses. So if I'd watched it with this understanding would have been better I'm sure. Not that I want it to be true, just felt a bit miffed that the movie writers tricked me like that! I was riveted though and did enjoy the story.
Posted Thursday, 26 January 2012 See my other reviews
Antony D
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I have lived in the bush, and yeah these tourists made some basic mistakes - not enough water, no spare parts, no basic knowledge of engines..... no gun! You meet some weirdo's in the bush and I got no doubt some these things are happening there. Excellent acting... everything is exactly what a person in that situation would do. For me not really scary. Hmmm, but yeah I was calling "watch out" and "hurry up" Very good suspense! Every tourist should watch this before they go out bush... then prepare!
Posted Sunday, 15 January 2012 See my other reviews
Hank
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A truly awesome story based on fact. Three people visit the Wolf Creek meteor crater but their car breaks down. They are assisted by a "helpful" local.
Posted Thursday, 5 January 2012 See my other reviews
Andrew Satrapa
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A worrying story of things that may have gone on in Central Australia; the acting was superb, the plot frightening and the outcome horrifying. Was a riveting movie that evoked strong emotions from us.
Posted Thursday, 15 December 2011 See my other reviews
AS
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like it...good movie.
Posted Tuesday, 1 November 2011 See my other reviews
Azzardleigh
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Do not understand all the hype about this film. Not very suspenseful or clever. Not thrilling. Quite graphic. No black humour (unlike 'The Loved Ones') and not enough suspense to really freak you out.
Posted Friday, 7 October 2011 See my other reviews
jayroo
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Not an easy film to watch. But a must for fans of horror. This one sticks with you for a while. Yes it takes a while to unfold but that makes the assault on the viewer that much more powerful when it hits.
Posted Tuesday, 4 October 2011 See my other reviews
kd
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My husband could watch it all the way through, but it was too scarey for me.
Posted Monday, 5 September 2011 See my other reviews
cheryl ford
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a lot of violence, but a good story, kept you on the edge of your seat.
Posted Wednesday, 29 June 2011 See my other reviews
Mickey G
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Stupid film with holes you could drive a truck through. Mental note, when you have a psychopath who is trying to kill you at your mercy, don't show mercy, especially in movie land.
Posted Saturday, 21 May 2011 See my other reviews
Oliver M
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Great Aussie film! John Jarret was brilliant playing a villain (never see that one coming) but it was very slow paced and had a bad ending. Not as scary as I thought.
Posted Monday, 9 May 2011 See my other reviews
Lloyd
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For horror this is clearly one of Australia's best efforts and proves us folkes down under can make classy films up there with the rest of the world. Despite being stated that is based on a true story thats a case of yes and no as it takes facts from the Ivan Milat murders and also the Peter Falcono case in the NT. Both crimes had elements lifted from both for the film but mostly this is fiction as the villian is clearly a cattleman and goes againt both cases. 3 backpackers travel to a crator but when they brake down they are offered a tow by a friendly cattleman who turns out to be a serial killer that loves to torture his victims. Brillant acting by all esp John Jarret who's look wouldnt look out of place in any country town and he suits Akubra and R.M Williams naturally ala Mac clouds daughters of which he starred in before. He even gets to parody Crocodile Dundee and does a decent job of Hogans line so even when evil he shows respect. And he enjoys stealing the show. The direction starts off slowly and builds suspense and a bleak atmosphere of which inland Australia really is even without the horror. The violence is quite realistic and very brutal as this guy is sadistic and there's quite a bit of blood and gore plus some nasty torture for those like myself enjoy these kinds of films. My only very small gripes are very little is explained about Taylor despite photos of his past life and some loose ends are never explained but this adds to the mystery and might be explained a bit more in the sequel of which is in the works. But those who work the land might be offended by Jarrets character as cattlemen and ladies are usually the most friendly and down to folk on earth down under and mostly wouldnt act like he did but apart from these forgivable faults its a brillant film and a step in the right direction for Australian film. Horror fans esp those who enjoyed Hostel shall enjoy this.
Posted Wednesday, 16 February 2011 See my other reviews
Hails80
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This movie played on my mind for days after watching it. I found it terrifying and probably found some of the parts unnecessary. Based on a true story - but no one knows what happened - so, everything apart from the beginning and very ending is remotely true????? I would hate to think that it all really happened. Worth watching if you like Australian movies and thrillers. I wouldn't say I enjoyed the movie, but it was an interesting movie that I would not watch again. Overseas visitors must not watch if planning an Aussie holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted Monday, 24 January 2011 See my other reviews
Yuki
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absolutely terrifying without being unnecessarily gory - great aussie horror
Posted Thursday, 25 November 2010 See my other reviews
Andrew
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Effective in places.
Posted Monday, 19 April 2010 See my other reviews
Annie
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A chilling watch that leaves you thinking about the movie days after watching it. As it is based on a true story, it is worth seeing this movie.
Posted Monday, 5 October 2009 See my other reviews
Cataldo M.
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good Aussie movie. not as scary as l thought it will be
Posted Monday, 4 May 2009 See my other reviews
Kelly D.
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A little gory in a couple of bits, but I agree that it wasn't as scary as it was made out to be. I think the scary part was thinking about how they must have felt at the time, not the actual movie. Still, I can't say I'll be going there any time soon!
Posted Wednesday, 10 September 2008 See my other reviews
stimpy
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A gruesome and gut wrenching film, but partly because I watched it thinking it was true! Overall I am left disappointed. Because now I know it is fiction, I'm left wondering if I really needed to see this sort of terror?
Posted Saturday, 30 August 2008 See my other reviews
Mister Munt
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I appreciated the talent put into making this film but unfortunately it simply descends into another horror movie. The cliche's seem even more unforgivable given the "realistic" vibe the movie attempts to portray.
Posted Friday, 22 August 2008 See my other reviews
Fulcrum
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Creepy and a bit violent, but not as much as I'd heard. It is very realistic in terms of making me never want to accept help from strangers if my car breaks down in the outback. But it is ruined by the ending which is illogical - how can it be based on a 'true story' but then clearly the makers made up all the details? (I heard it is based on the Ivan Milat's killings, but this can't be true since he was caught and the ending here suggests the police found nothing). More irritating is that one of the victims makes a series of unbelievable stupid mistakes when trying to escape that just made me roll my eyes. Ok, but not as ground-breaking as I'd heard.
Posted Sunday, 10 August 2008 See my other reviews
Jason M.
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Sue S.
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Good movie. Would watch again. Keeps you in suspense with the twists and turns.
Posted Tuesday, 18 March 2008 See my other reviews
Marek P.
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This has got to be the best 'slow burn' thriller around!! Beautifully paced first half that explodes into sheer terrifying climax. Keep a cushion handy if you plan to watch on your own!!
Posted Thursday, 13 March 2008 See my other reviews
Nigel W.
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At times very scary 'slasher' movie which otherwise is pretty formulaic. Good performances by all, especially Jarret. Ending is adrupt and a bit of a stretch.
Posted Friday, 29 February 2008 See my other reviews
Chris G.
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Just as thrilling on the small screen as when I saw it at the movies. John Jarret is frighting
Posted Thursday, 3 January 2008 See my other reviews
Michael M.
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What Nathan C said.
Posted Monday, 17 December 2007 See my other reviews
Gail G.
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Posted Wednesday, 17 October 2007 See my other reviews
mirojevada
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Do not show the children. The only thing great about this movie is that the man had the guts to tell it and got off of the charges. It still makes my skin crawl.
Posted Saturday, 13 October 2007 See my other reviews
dodgerdoo
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Brilliant - suspensful, scarey, edge-of-seat stuff. Excellent acting, especially John Jarratt!! Spectacular scenery. Australian film making at its best - bring on more!
Posted Sunday, 23 September 2007 See my other reviews
Stingerea
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A gruesome murder that won't do much for our tourism industry but certainly very believable and therefore a good movie
Posted Wednesday, 12 September 2007 See my other reviews
Anita D.
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Posted Tuesday, 28 August 2007 See my other reviews
Margaret L.
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Posted Thursday, 12 July 2007 See my other reviews
Vicki S.
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Posted Monday, 9 July 2007 See my other reviews
Henk H.
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Story intrguing but bad acting.Unfortunately, typical Australian drama.
Posted Thursday, 28 June 2007 See my other reviews
Anne W.
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Definately worth watching. Keeps you on the edge of the seat. As John Jarret says "A Winner!!"
Posted Thursday, 7 June 2007 See my other reviews
Robyn K.
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Posted Tuesday, 5 June 2007 See my other reviews
Joahla
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WARNING: Don't watch this movie before going to bed! It is VERY scary because it is based on true events (Ivan Milat). It is the story of a sick, twisted, sadistic loner who used to hunt 4 legged animals before modern verman control was brought in, now he preys on 2 legged animals. Mick (John Jarratt) initially seems like a nice, helpful, Aussie outback character, to win over your confidence, BUT with an alterior motive. It goes to show you can't just trust anybody in this world or accept their help. He wasn't caught and is still out there, you have been warned! So there could be a "WOLF CREEK 2". I give this movie 5 stars for realism, scariness and horror.
Posted Wednesday, 30 May 2007 See my other reviews
Rachel N.
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Unsure of this one. Not bad for Australian
Posted Friday, 18 May 2007 See my other reviews
Janice Y.
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Posted Wednesday, 2 May 2007 See my other reviews
Jeffrey R.
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Just occurred to me that the meteor is a metaphor for the unexpected devestation that occurs.
Posted Monday, 30 April 2007 See my other reviews
Vick
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Didn't think it lived up to all the hype. Was disturbing, granted, but found it under rated to what I had heard about it. Would certainly make people think twice about travelling in the outback by themselves though.
Posted Monday, 23 April 2007 See my other reviews
James H.
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Craig V.
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Posted Wednesday, 11 April 2007 See my other reviews
Dale A.
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A yhoroughly engrossing film that unusually lives up to its reputation. John Jarrat is chillingly real as the nemesis of the 3 unsuspecting travellers. In some respects similar to the Kurt Russell movie 'Breakdown' this is a much bleaker more realistic film. Well worth owning.
Posted Friday, 30 March 2007 See my other reviews
Joanne F.
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extremely confronting riveting movie
Posted Friday, 30 March 2007 See my other reviews
Lynne N.
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Nauseating violence. We all hated it.
Posted Tuesday, 27 March 2007 See my other reviews
teddylove
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this is a good aussie film.l thought the actors played there parts well.yes it is brutal at times during the film.but there are plenty of other films just as brutal or worse.l dont think this film would do the tourist industry much good lolol.
Posted Thursday, 15 March 2007 See my other reviews
Sean D.
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Great australian movie. Brilliant storyline and edge of yr seat thriller
Posted Sunday, 25 February 2007 See my other reviews
Jennifer D.
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Worth watching if only to see John Jarret in such a different role!
Posted Wednesday, 14 February 2007 See my other reviews
Maverick H.
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Posted Thursday, 1 February 2007 See my other reviews
shotie
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Wolf Creek at first, seemed to go very slow. The pace suddenly changes into a quite shocking, thrilling and very credible conclusion. As in reality, murderers like the character Mick Taylor, can get away with things like this. We know the ending in reality is not always a happy one. This is a very convincing movie that will chill you to the spine.
Posted Tuesday, 30 January 2007 See my other reviews
Deborah M.
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We read and see news about serial killers in newspapers and on television with a certain amount of apathy. In Wolf Creek we have a ringside seat in the theatre of depravity. It's in your face and it happens all over the world all the time. The ultimate reality check.
Posted Monday, 22 January 2007 See my other reviews
Joanne M.
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very good quality movie, BUT very very edge of your seat scary....
Posted Friday, 19 January 2007 See my other reviews
Helen B.
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John Jarrat plays the helpful stranger to a T. Who could know what evil lurks beneth? Travellers beware!
Posted Thursday, 18 January 2007 See my other reviews
Niall
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A great movie depicting outback Australia, 3 tourists get a lift with bushman Mick after he offers to fix their vehicle. Mick spikes the water and sets about torturing all 3, they all manage to escape until one is shot, the other found eventually and the third is still missing. Is it tue?, I hope not, but it certainly could and does happen occasionally, scary movie which will make the hairs on the back of your neck stick up.
Posted Tuesday, 19 December 2006 See my other reviews
Wendy R.
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Great thriller but gory!
Posted Tuesday, 19 December 2006 See my other reviews
Kathy H.
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Disturbing!
Posted Tuesday, 28 November 2006 See my other reviews
Mark S.
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very good movie. well made and acted. good story. ending a little up in the air though.
Posted Wednesday, 22 November 2006 See my other reviews
Kelly G.
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Absolutely terrifying. Sometimes difficult to watch, but if you can hack it, a great horror movie. Really gut-wrenching.
Posted Friday, 10 November 2006 See my other reviews
franksting
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joanne lees meets the dead heart anyone?
Posted Thursday, 9 November 2006 See my other reviews
Martin B.
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Pack your bags and start hitchhiking. Adventure is never far away in this delightful story of outback hospitality.
Posted Monday, 6 November 2006 See my other reviews
Luisa E.
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Not as scary as everyone has made out. Still very good and definitely must see. What a laugh!
Posted Saturday, 4 November 2006 See my other reviews
David T.
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if you are thinking of travelling alone in outback W.A. and bush camping...don"t watch this film..terrorfying...but an excellent production
Posted Tuesday, 31 October 2006 See my other reviews
DW
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Well this movie is not bad, worth wathing
Posted Friday, 6 October 2006 See my other reviews
Simon P.
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Posted Thursday, 5 October 2006 See my other reviews
Nim T.
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Too SCARY and can happen to anyone. Must see to be warned.
Posted Tuesday, 3 October 2006 See my other reviews
Justine M.
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Very shocking, scary & terrifying. Couldn't watch all of it as it was too disturbing. Watch with caution.
Posted Monday, 11 September 2006 See my other reviews
Marina G.
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John Jarratt was great. He played his role to perfection. The slow beginning only served to make the horrors that followed all the more sinister.
Posted Tuesday, 5 September 2006 See my other reviews
Karren P.
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Posted Tuesday, 5 September 2006 See my other reviews
Kelly B.
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This movie was not what I anticipated at all, it was a little creepy. Well worth the R rating due to the graphic scenes in the movie. The movie could have been a little shorter, and a little less darker
Posted Monday, 4 September 2006 See my other reviews
Bobby S.
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Posted Wednesday, 16 August 2006 See my other reviews
Jin
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This movie had an almost home movie realistic feel to it, right down to no visible make up. It had me cringing & turning away for a few of the scenes and kept me wondering right to the end just who the survivors were going to be. John Jarratt puts in an excellent performance, creating a uniquely Australian, individual, yet evil character. Worth watching just to see the scope of John's ability to immerse into such a different role.
Posted Thursday, 10 August 2006 See my other reviews
Breaker
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Great Movie, not for the faint hearted or young children. I'll never be able to look at John Jarret again and not think of this role. He always seemed so likeable on his TV shows. Shows that even in a group you might not be safe in the outback, backpackers beware. Unfortunately similar things have happened in real life.
Posted Sunday, 6 August 2006 See my other reviews
Barbara Y.
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Very well done, i'm glad i saw it! Although there are some fairly gruesome parts, it was all in context. John (ex-play school) plays the part of Mike VERY WELL!
Posted Friday, 14 July 2006 See my other reviews
dentydog
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I've watch this one and also wondered what all the hype was about, saying that this was a frightening horror movie is a false statement, I think Disney's Snow White had more horror in it that this one, and gore not much of that here (If you want that watch SAW). Jarratt's acting is good, but the rest of the cast is so so, well actually boring. Oh well another wasted hour and half.
Posted Saturday, 1 July 2006 See my other reviews
Samantha J.
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more creepy than scary, John Jarrett is brillient.
Posted Friday, 30 June 2006 See my other reviews
Greg M.
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Starts off a bit slow but hots up to an nail biting climax. John Jarrat was excellent as the creepy psycho. Normally I can Aussie movies but this one along with Saw and Saw2 stand out from the pack.
Posted Monday, 26 June 2006 See my other reviews
Michael R.
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One of the better Aussie films I've seen of late and worth a watch especially if you like the genre. A fairly predictable storyline left my attention drifting in parts...
Posted Thursday, 22 June 2006 See my other reviews
Chris J.
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Was told by a friend it was a horro movie. Not really.
Posted Friday, 16 June 2006 See my other reviews
Paula S.
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Awesome. Very scary!!!
Posted Saturday, 6 May 2006 See my other reviews
Paul G.
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I loved this movie, action and horror and has our raw Aussie feel to the movie, must see if you're into horrors.
Posted Tuesday, 2 May 2006 See my other reviews
Kylie C.
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It was good, left a few question in our heads, wanted to see it when it first came out, 16 yr daughter thinks its scary, think because she knows J.Jarrett as Terry of Mc Daughters.
Posted Thursday, 27 April 2006 See my other reviews
Jodi M.
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Jeanette C.
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Shocking, scary, freaked me out and at the start what a soundtrack... Australia well done I am never accepting help from a stranger again.
Posted Tuesday, 11 April 2006 See my other reviews
Rachel M.
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Posted Tuesday, 11 April 2006 See my other reviews
Dianne M.
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Bloody scarry and makes you think.
Posted Monday, 10 April 2006 See my other reviews
Christopher F.
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Posted Wednesday, 5 April 2006 See my other reviews
Nathan C.
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A light hearted tear jerker that will tug on the heart strings of the whole family. A great movie to watch just before your next country road trip with the kids.
Posted Monday, 3 April 2006 See my other reviews
Lauren
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Definitely worth seeing. A little gruesome but not nearly as scary as it was made out to be.
Posted Thursday, 23 March 2006 See my other reviews
Liam M.
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Posted Wednesday, 22 March 2006 See my other reviews
John N.
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Posted Monday, 20 March 2006 See my other reviews
Marg O.
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Scary movie but an unsatisfactory ending. Don't forget your shotgun when travelling in the outback!!!!!
Posted Tuesday, 14 March 2006 See my other reviews
Marg O.
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Great Australian movie but a somewhat unsatisfactory ending.
Posted Monday, 13 March 2006 See my other reviews
Libby
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The style is realism as opposed to gore-fest hollywood slasher so the violence, (though less than I anticipated) is brutal in parts and voyueristic in nature with the knowledge of the inevitable fate of one or more of the characters. Edge of your seat stuff at times. Definately impacting more than entertaining. Could have done without the corny post-script ending.
Posted Monday, 6 March 2006 See my other reviews
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