Directed by Damien Power.
Starring Aaron Pederson, Harriet Dyer, Ian Meadows, Aaron Glenane, and Tiarnie Coupland.
Arriving at a secluded beach in the Outback for a New Year’s camping holiday, a young couple discover another tent, but no sign of the occupants. When nobody shows up, the couple start to become apprehensive. Until they discover somebody wandering in the woods.
Ever since John Boorman’s Deliverance (1972), it’s been a cinematic tradition that city dwellers venturing into the wilds rarely come to any good. That, coupled with a real spoiler-fest of a title, means that you more or less know what you’re in for before Damien Power’s Killing Ground gets off the ground.
Not that Sam (Harriet Dyer) and Ian (Ian Meadows) are there to battle the elements. All they want is a few days’ peaceful camping and that’s pretty much all we know about them,