Greg McLean’s Australian outback ordeal horror Wolf Creek has spun off into a new 6-part TV series that's off to a shaky start...
This review contains spoilers.
Those who’ve seen 2005 outback horror Wolf Creek will know that the danger really kicks in for Us tourists the Thorogoods after the twenty foot crocodile trying to swallow their boy has been put out of action by a bullet. Their rifle-bearing rescuer, chortling, affable Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) is the real predator.
That’s revealed soon enough in this TV spin-off from Greg McLean’s celebrated debut film and its diluted sequel. McLean, who co-wrote and produced this series as well as directing the final episode, wastes little time in giving Wolf Creek fans what they want, namely heartlessly cartoonish executions. Within minutes of meeting them, Taylor stabs, slices and shoots his way through three-quarters of the Us tourist family,