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Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror | 17 April 2014 (USA)
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The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.

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Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean)

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Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean), Aaron Sterns
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Jarratt ... Mick Taylor
Ryan Corr ... Paul Hammersmith
Shannon Ashlyn ... Katarina Schmidt
Philippe Klaus ... Rutger Enqvist
Shane Connor ... Snr. Sergeant Gary Bulmer Jnr
Ben Gerrard ... Constable Brian O'Connor
Gerard Kennedy Gerard Kennedy ... Jack
Annie Byron Annie Byron ... Lil
Lucy Bayet Lucy Bayet ... French Girl #1
Chloé Boreham ... French Girl #2
Sebastian Freeman Sebastian Freeman ... French Guy
Ryan Clarke Ryan Clarke ... English Dude (as Ryan Clark)
Thomas Green Thomas Green ... American Dude (as Tom Green)
Maria Volk ... American Girl (as Marsha Vassilevskaia)
Sarah Roberts ... English Girl #1
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The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.

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Action | Horror

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Official Sites:

Darclight Films | Duoart Productions | See more »

Country:

Australia

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apolytos tromos 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

South Australia, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 1,681,636 (Australia), 20 February 2014, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ironically, John Jarratt doesn't like to watch horror movies and stated that watching Psycho (1960) frightened him when he was a child. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, when Paul is being quizzed by Mick, he refers to Lieutenant James Cook, pronouncing it American fashion-"Lootenant". As a Brit/Pom, he should pronounce it "Leftenant". See more »

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[first lines]
Cop #2: [Mick drives by; they check his meter] It's under.
Senior Sergeant Gary Bulmer Jnr: [smirks] He doesn't know that!
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German version was cut for violence to secure a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

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References Babe (1995) See more »

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Caro Nome
Music by Giuseppe Verdi (uncredited) and lyrics by Francesco Maria Piave (uncredited)
Performed by Nellie Melba
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Not bad (for a sequel)
19 September 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

It's fair to say that most people believe (quite rightly) that sequels are normally pretty inferior to the original and, in horror terms, it's hard to ever find a sequel that even comes close to its predecessor. I'm not going to say that Wolf Creek 2 surpasses the original, but at least it's watchable (which puts it head and shoulders over 99% of other horror sequels).

It's about mass murdering psychopath Mick Taylor (once again played brilliantly by John Jarrett) who lives deep in the Australian Outback and has a tendency to slaughter any hapless backpacker who passes through his town of Wolf Creek. And, when I say the film is ABOUT Mick Taylor, I really mean it. The film doesn't ever really focus on his victims. He is definitely the star. Granted, he deserves it – he truly plays the 'nutter' well. However, this does leave us not that bothered about whether his victims live or die, as we never really get to know them half as well as we do him.

Therefore, we're left learning more about the 'monster' than the 'heroes.' So, if you're not looking for a film where you're going to feel that sympathetic towards the victims, then you'll find what you're looking for right here.

It's not so 'condensed' as the first Wolf Creek. The original was mainly set in one location (when the murdering finally got going), whereas much of this movie is a cat and mouse style chase across the desert.

Don't expect much in the way of a story (well, about as much as the next slasher film), but if you're looking to see a really good/creepy performance from a mass-murdering villain then you'll find it here. My only real gripe was the ending, but you'll have to watch the last thirty seconds to see if you agree with me.


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