Wolf Creek


Action / Horror / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 53%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 49%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 65867


Uploaded By: OTTO
December 30, 2015 at 04:42 AM



Teresa Palmer as Pool Party People
Nathan Phillips as Ben Mitchell
John Jarratt as Mick Taylor
Kestie Morassi as Kristy Earl
755.55 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 39 min
P/S 4 / 37

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by AT-AT 8 / 10

Sadistic coming-of-age flick?

I was thinking "yeah, sure. Another 'based on true events' bullshit movie" and I am now here to eat my words.

It might be tagged with 'inspired by real events' and you may reasonably ask; "how do they know that?". And perhaps they don't know at all, but as you watch this movie, you will completely forget that tag, because this flick is going to swallow you, and chew you up.

For a good hour this is 'just' a road trip drama. You get to know Liz and Kirsty, two British tourists down under, and Ben, the happy Aussie the two girls team up with for their road trip. And they get to know each other while the open road stretches before them. Some will feel the movie drags out and others will watch as the little drama unfolds, as it is well told and deliciously realistic. But even if you are part of the first group just hang in there, because this movie gets vicious, and thats mainly thanks to the long build up. When characters are made real and likable, its all the more gripping when they go through hell.

The acting is perfect in this flick and that is fortunate indeed, because just one bad performance could have ruined it. Kirsty and Liz are obvious friends and looks out for each other, and Ben is the fun loving Aussie, but still respects the girls hes riding with. These 'kids' genuinely likes each other, and the small slow-moving romance between Ben and Liz makes an air of innocence surround it all.

Then their car breaks down....

And in come the outback weirdo Mick Taylor. To return to my expectations "yeah, sure...". If the first half of the movie hadn't punctured my expectation of this being another mainstream hack like Wrong Turn and TCM remake, Mick Taylor would surely do it. In the aforementioned slashers, you could be quite sure who would die, and who'd just get their t-shirts ripped, but in this one you don't want any harm to come to any of the three. But Mick makes sure there comes plenty to all of them. He is a first grade sadistic psycho and he displays it with such a gleeful joy that you just can't help but believing it. Suddenly the movie turned from road trip drama to borderline exploitation horror. There's a whole change of tone when he comes on screen. In fact from the moment his headlights come on screen. Its dark, it rains, the kids don't know where they are being taken and so on. Suddenly that wide open road that stretched before them seems like a confining obstacle that keeps them in place. The horror that unfolds here must be seen.

Its one of the best back roads horror movies since TCM so get watching it. But don't expect your average slasher. In fact; don't expect average at all, because this flick works so well on every level.

Reviewed by michaeljharvey 7 / 10

Unrelenting, actually frightening

Wolf Creek is a fine example of a rare breed nowadays: a horror film that pulls no punches and makes no apologies for frightening and unnerving the audience.

Three young people are hiking in the Australian Outback when they're unlucky enough to meet Mick Taylor (played brilliantly by John Jarratt), one of the most twisted psychopaths to grace the big screen in years. Mick is a guy who did some hunting at one time, is pretty good with a rifle, and is a survivalist with some possible military training... we're not really sure of much else. All we know is that at some point he took up hunting people for his own amusement and found out he was quite good at it.

What makes this film frightening is how realistic and plausible the story is. Mick seems like a demon that could actually exist in the real world. He's not a super-genius serial killer always toying with the cops. He doesn't kill to fulfill some grandiose plan or message. He doesn't kill his victims in elaborate, unlikely scenarios or games. Rather, he's a pure sadist who just seems to enjoy watching pain, suffering and death. It's that simple. It doesn't take much imagination to realize, in the the middle of the Outback, it would be quite easy for a psycho like Mick to operate for a long time and never get caught.

Wolf Creek is brutally violent and unflinchingly realistic. It never gives the audience time to catch their breath or to feel any hope. This movie is not for everyone. It leaves you unsettled and feeling uneasy. This is only for real horror fans who desire a scare that will stick with them long after the movie ends.

Reviewed by shannen-l-c 7 / 10

Not perfect but incredibly impactful

I first saw 'Wolf Creek' when I was about 16 years old and it always stayed with me. I've since re-watched it and it's just as weighty now as it was when I first saw it 7 years ago.

Whilst this movie might appear to be your standard slasher, it's much more terrifying for the simple fact that it feels so real. It's based on a true story, so it could be to do with that. But the idea of three backpackers going into the outback where they're unfamiliar with their surroundings and getting picked up by a seemingly friendly and helpful man who offers to fix their car for free is VERY believable. It almost feels like this is something that could happen to me or you or anyone else. There are no coincidences, the killer's actions are premeditated - he follows them, tampers with their car and then comes to their rescue at the appropriate moment so as to lure them back to his place. What's even more realistic is that the characters are suspicious and wary of this man, but are limited in the choices they have. They're stuck in the middle of the out-back with no car, no signal (every movie has to have at least one cliche) and no money, so have very little choice but to accept the help that's offered.

Kudos to John Jarrat's performance as the antagonist, Mick. He really brings to life a terrifying killer that makes you feel at ease just for seeing his face or hearing his voice. From the second we're introduced to him the tension is felt. The other performances, although not excellent, are decent.

The violence is somewhat closer to movies such as Saw or Hostel, rather than traditional slashers such as Halloween or Friday the 13th, so gore fans will enjoy that. One particular scene that haunts me forever is the one where Mick severs Liz's spinal chord by twisting his knife into her back, which is capable of setting anyone's teeth on edge and making their insides churn.

I like that the characters don't make foolish decisions and Liz in particular makes a damn good effort to escape and survive. All of her actions are justified and I found myself screaming at the screen every time her attempts were thwarted. It created a real sense of inevitability surrounding their fates. Mick was the one in control, he was the one that had the power and he exercised that throughout.

The ending is a slight let down in comparison to the rest of the movie and feels almost too easy. Whilst the two girls, Liz and Kristy go through a living hell, are sexually assaulted, tortured, tormented and killed, Ben simply wakes up in cave with some angry dogs barking at him, stumbles out and eventually gets rescued. By having Ben as the sole survivor having been absent for the majority of the movie, is very unsatisfying because let's face it, he's done nothing to warrant his survival. It would've been so much more rewarding for the survivor to have been one of the girls instead, since they fought so hard to live. Or even better, they should've included Ben in the middle half of the film and had him going through the events with the two girls rather than being separated from them.

Having said this, 'Wolf Creek' is still a very raw movie that struck a chord with me all those years ago and compelled me to re-watch it and come and write a review.

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