Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Three backpackers travel into the Australian Outback, only to find themselves stranded at Wolf Creek crater. Once there they are encountered by a bushman, Mick Taylor, who offers them a ride back to his place. Little do the three know that their adventure into the Outback, would be a complete nightmare after the backpackers find a way to escape.
Let's get something clear: violence is not frightening. It is sad. And in a film like this it is used to disgust not scare - or, even worse, excite immature viewers. It is menace in well made films that is frightening....and in a new 'horror' film like this one, the use of such deliberately graphic cruel imagery towards beautiful young women says more about the lack of talent of the director than it does about the story. To decide to repeatedly show imagery of a beautiful young woman defiled with brutality, screaming in pain from being mutilated and injured, is a new and disgusting low in what is on a movie screen. The writer producer director is Greg MacLean and it is he who wants you to see imagery of a mutilated woman graphically injured, screaming in pain, having her spine severed... and this is supposed to constitute creativity. WOLF CREEK is a failure artistically and creatively for this reason. Sure there is some nice photography by a talented cinematographer in reels one and two. After that it contains mutilation as storyline, injury and pain images as supposedly interesting events, proving this young director needs serious psychological help The Australian Film Industry, struggling for a few years with lame films has resorted to pornographic snuff style violence to re excite itself by supporting and promoting this sad sad mean cruel film. Now if I can clearly see all that why can't the rest of you writing 'glowing' reviews for this appalling new low in film making? The director might want to be a Tarantino wannabee gleefully brutalising women for personal preference as his career, but I for one will gladly point out this house of cards to eradicate this rotten turn of events from our screens. Stop saying WOLF CREEK is scary. It is not. Any educated person can evaluate this...unless of course, you actually want to see images of beautiful young women screaming in pain from their injuries after being mutilated.
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