Best Australian-Made Horror Movies of all time(in no particular order except for the first 10)

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1. Saw (2004)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

Votes: 337,837 | Gross: $56.00M

2. The Loved Ones (2009)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

Director: Sean Byrne | Stars: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine, Jessica McNamee

Votes: 32,333

3. Saw II (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

40 Metascore

A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G, Emmanuelle Vaugier

Votes: 209,978 | Gross: $87.04M

4. Saw III (2006)

R | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

Jigsaw abducts a doctor in order to keep himself alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh

Votes: 159,989 | Gross: $80.24M

5. Saw IV (2007)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

36 Metascore

Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Louis Ferreira, Costas Mandylor

Votes: 125,789 | Gross: $63.30M

6. Saw VI (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

30 Metascore

Agent Strahm is dead, and FBI agent Erickson draws nearer to Hoffman. Meanwhile, a pair of insurance executives find themselves in another game set by Jigsaw.

Director: Kevin Greutert | Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston, Betsy Russell

Votes: 88,911 | Gross: $27.69M

7. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt

Votes: 61,266 | Gross: $16.19M

8. Dead Silence (2007)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

34 Metascore

A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman

Votes: 75,911 | Gross: $16.81M

9. Saw V (2008)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

20 Metascore

Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests.

Director: David Hackl | Stars: Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell, Betsy Russell

Votes: 101,787 | Gross: $56.75M

10. Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

24 Metascore

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

Director: Kevin Greutert | Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Cary Elwes

Votes: 79,572 | Gross: $45.71M

11. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Syd Brisbane

Votes: 10,780

12. Bliss (1985)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

After a near-death experience, a man wonders if he actually did die and is now in Hell.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Barry Otto, Lynette Curran, Helen Jones, Gia Carides

Votes: 1,142 | Gross: $0.66M

13. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Kevin Miles, Rick Scully

Votes: 2,968

14. Daybreakers (2009)

R | 98 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

57 Metascore

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Harriet Minto-Day

Votes: 113,581 | Gross: $30.10M

15. Dead Calm (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rod Mullinar

Votes: 32,659 | Gross: $7.83M

16. Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988)

93 min | Crime, Drama

Prison gangs clash in a high-tech security jail where there are no rules.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: David Field, Mike Bishop, Chris DeRose, Kevin Mackey

Votes: 1,583

17. Incident at Raven's Gate (1988)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Steven Vidler, Celine O'Leary, Ritchie Singer, Vincent Gil

Votes: 402

18. In the Winter Dark (1998)

92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An intense psychological drama around four people in a remote country village; where a creature is killing the local animals.

Director: James Bogle | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Ray Barrett, Richard Roxburgh, Miranda Otto

Votes: 237

19. The Last Wave (1977)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

85 Metascore

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

Votes: 7,357

20. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

73 Metascore

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 46,030 | Gross: $1.90M

21. Road Games (1981)

PG | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller

A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page

Votes: 3,798

22. Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (1989)

93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Brother and sister endure alone together in a post-apocalyptic Outback until the sudden arrival of a stranger.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Michael Lake, Melissa Davis, Norman Boyd, Rhys Davis

Votes: 293

23. Two Hands (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a ... See full summary »

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, David Field, Tom Long

Votes: 8,988

24. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

88 Metascore

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 7,667 | Gross: $0.05M

25. Bedevil (1993)

90 min | Horror

Three Australian stories of the supernatural are recounted in this anthology. Rick (Jack Charles), an Aboriginal boy living near a swamp on Bribie Island, is haunted by an American solider ... See full summary »

Director: Tracey Moffatt | Stars: Lex Marinos, Tracey Moffatt, Riccardo Natoli, Dina Panozzo

Votes: 101

From here until The Well are hard to find Australian horrors

26. The Big Hurt (1986)

93 min | Crime, Thriller

A reporter looking into the death of a research scientist finds more deaths connected to the man, including some dubious "suicides". He discovers that the scientist may have been killed to ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Peak | Stars: David Bradshaw, Lian Lunson, Simon Chilvers, John Ewart

Votes: 40

27. The Boys (1998)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama

Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie ... See full summary »

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: David Wenham, Toni Collette, Lynette Curran, John Polson

Votes: 1,204 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Cassandra (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

A young woman has eerie flashes of recovered memories of her brother committing a murder, despite her parents assurance that all is well.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: Tegan Charles, Tessa Humphries, Dylan O'Neill, Briony Behets

Votes: 224

29. Celia (1989)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An imaginative and somewhat disturbed young girl fantasizes about evil creatures and other oddities to mask her insecurities while growing up in rural Australia.

Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Rebecca Smart, Nicholas Eadie, Victoria Longley, Mary-Anne Fahey

Votes: 565

30. Contagion (1987 Video)

90 min | Comedy, Horror

A real estate agent is lured to a run-down mansion only to be trapped and tortured by ghosts.

Director: Karl Zwicky | Stars: John Doyle, Nicola Bartlett, Ray Barrett, Nathy Gaffney

Votes: 152

31. Dangerous Game (1987)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A computer expert and his friends manage to disable a department store's security system so they can rob it, but once inside they find themselves stalked by a killer.

Directors: Stephen Hopkins, David Lewis | Stars: Miles Buchanan, Marcus Graham, Steven Grives, Kathryn Walker

Votes: 245

32. Dark Age (1987)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror

In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides... See full summary »

Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps, Burnham Burnham

Votes: 612

33. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 172,148 | Gross: $14.38M

34. Dead End Drive-In (1986)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Horror

In the near future, a teenage couple are trapped in a drive-in theater which has become a concentration camp for social outcasts. The inmates are treated to drugs, exploitation films, junk food, and new wave music.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford, Wilbur Wilde

Votes: 2,085

35. Dead Sleep (1990)

R | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

Young nurse investigates suspicious deaths in a psychiatric ward.

Director: Alec Mills | Stars: Linda Blair, Tony Bonner, Andrew Booth, Christine Amor

Votes: 186

36. Demonstone (1990)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

Two U.S. Marine investigators looking into a series of grisly murders in Manila discover that the crimes are tied to an amulet with a 400-year-old curse on it that has unleashed supernatural forces which can possess people.

Director: Andrew Prowse | Stars: R. Lee Ermey, Jan-Michael Vincent, Nancy Everhard, Peter Brown

Votes: 122

37. The Dreaming (1988)

87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A doctor treats a sick aborigine, who had defied a tribal taboo and visited a sacred cave. The doctor soon finds herself having disturbing dreams and finds herself involved in a 200-year-old mystery.

Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Arthur Dignam, Penny Cook, Gary Sweet, Laurence Clifford

Votes: 108

38. Dying Breed (2008)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. ... See full summary »

Director: Jody Dwyer | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Leigh Whannell, Bille Brown, Mirrah Foulkes

Votes: 4,422

39. Fatal Bond (1991)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

A restless hairdresser takes up with a man (Joe Martinez) she knows is wanted by the police. It is only when she realizes that he may be a serial killer, that she starts questioning the relationship.

Director: Vincent Monton | Stars: Linda Blair, Jerome Ehlers, Donal Gibson, Stephen Leeder

Votes: 141

40. Homesdale (1971)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

Guests arrive at an expensive private guest house on a remote island near Sydney. The guest house and weird activities, like theatre sports and orienteering, are run by a leery eccentric. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Geoff Malone, Grahame Bond, Kate Fitzpatrick, Barry Donnelly

Votes: 110

41. Hostage (1983)

R | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

Horrific true tale set in late 1970s Australia and later West Germany about an abused wife who learns in horror that her sadistic German-born husband is actually a fanatical neo-Nazi.

Director: Frank Shields | Stars: Kerry Mack, Ralph Schicha, Gabriella Barraket, Judy Nunn

Votes: 98

42. Howling III (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

A strange race of human-like marsupials appear suddenly in Australia, and a sociologist who studies these creatures falls in love with a female one. Is this a dangerous combination?

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Barry Otto, William Yang, Imogen Annesley, Deby Wightman

Votes: 3,788

43. The Interview (1998)

Unrated | 104 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.

Director: Craig Monahan | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Tony Martin, Aaron Jeffery, Paul Sonkkila

Votes: 4,338

44. Long Weekend (1978)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day

Votes: 3,074

45. Lost Things (2003)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

Four teenagers escape to a deserted beach for a weekend of discovery, only to find that their dreams turn into nightmares

Director: Martin Murphy | Stars: Leon Ford, Lenka Kripac, Steve Le Marquand, Charlie Garber

Votes: 823

46. Metal Skin (1994)

115 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Psycho Joe, a petrol-head from Altona, Melbourne, secures employment at a local Supermarket. Here, he meets the over-sexed Dazey. Joe and Dazey form a friendship based on a mutual interest ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Aden Young, Tara Morice, Nadine Garner, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 414

47. One Night Stand (1984)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

In Australia, four teenagers in a Sydney theater are astounded to hear the news that a nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Tyler Coppin, Cassandra Delaney, Jay Hackett, Saskia Post

Votes: 128

48. Patrick (1978)

PG | 96 min | Horror

A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Bruce Barry

Votes: 2,317

49. The Plumber (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror, Thriller

A young couple, living in a campus apartment complex, are repeatedly harassed by an eccentric plumber, who subjects them to a series of bizarre mind games while making unnecessary repairs to their bathroom.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Judy Morris, Ivar Kants, Robert Coleby, Candy Raymond

Votes: 1,484

50. Rogue (2007)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror