WOLF CREEK (2005)
A film by Greg Mclean.
Cast: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi .
And you thought it is safe to go back to the bush, Well think again. Kristy,(Kestie Morassi) Ben (Nathan Philips) and Liz (Cassandra Magrath) are three pals in their twenties who set out to hike through the scenic Wolf Creek National Park in the Australian Outback. So far so good right. They go see the sight at at the national park, it is late and it is going to get dark. They decided to take off but the car will not start. yeah! I know what you are thinking here comes a cliché 3 friend out on a vacation having fun are in the middle of no where and their car don’t start . Here comes Mick Taylor to the rescue and what do you know he has a tow truck that’s has to be a coincidence right. As they drive away to his shop in the total darkness , The group of friends are in for a surprise and it si not going to be pleasant.
This is not for everybody this film it could be hard to watch for some of you so beware if you haven’t seen this film yet. Mclean set the mood beautifully well on building the suspense that is coming. When the group are aout at the gas station and walked in the bar to get something to drink there is an uneasy moment when a bunch of Australians looks at them and thinks what the hell are they doing in that part of the country it sets up the film well. Annd then there is an awkward conversation about UFOs and aliens. and that sets up the film even more. john Jarratt who plays Taylor did not shower for days to get into the role of this rugged dude. Roger Ebert walk out of this film because it was too violent and he was not having fun watching it like nay horror film that he has seen before. As you watch in horror the event that is unfolding you can’t help to feel for the 3 characters you want them to get out of this situation. Although the advertising for the film claims it was based on true events, this is not entirely accurate. The film was influenced by the Ivan Milat and Bradley John Murdoch cases, but it was not based specifically on any one event, and the four principal characters are all entirely fictitious. Like I said this film will not be for everyone.