For an Australian thriller such as this, it was moderately difficult for me to "get into". There was a lot of setup, all for a not-so-enthralling sequence of bloody violence, making the allover film sort of ... eh. I liked the pacing at the beginning, but because of where the story went, it felt like two films smashed together and that kind of upended me from total enjoyment. The villain is very ominous, though.
La típica historia sobre el cazador de carreteras. Más que gore, el trabajo está en dejar en claro la mente retorcida del personaje central. Hay algo muy al margen de la temática de "Wolf creek" que me llama la atención. El trabajo de fotografía sobre los paisajes desérticos de Australia me traen a la memoria dos clásicos de esa localidad: "Wake in Fright" y "Walkabout". Algo de sórdido tiene esa bella naturaleza.
Downbeat and grim, but unlike what Ebert & others calling it a "'sadistic celebration of pain and cruelty', its protagonists are endearing and McLean captures humanistic emotion in the first half as expertly as he does the morbid nature of his antagonist. The film may be extremely hard to watch and leave one hopeless at the end, yet good horror is subversive in emotion. Hope is frankly for wussies in this genre.
misogyny anyone ? we watch in detail and in extend scenes the brutal killing of the two female characters while the guy escapes pretty easily and is saved....apparently there's something in the Anglo-saxon colony gene pool that determines people to make cruel and rotten,rotten,rotten movies
I wish I liked "Wolf Creek" more than I do, but I cannot. Mick Taylor is truly a charismatic and inventive character unlike any other villain from the gaggle of other horror movies like this. Otherwise the film is dull, contrived, and ultimately a slave to its own shock factor (which wasn't even enough to keep me interested).
I feel the film is a failure to being a fresh take on a sagging, abused genre where predectableness domineers...although the settings a tad more picturesque than the mundane surburban nieghbouhoods of middle class America..the cruelty in the content is little more than repitition of the 'torture' themed genre.. however i dd enjoy the 'mad max esque' feel to the ending car chase...4/10
Competent horror flick. Offers nothing new, really, but as THRESKE said, "good for a few yuks." One thing that is not cool about this movie: the fact that it's based "on true events." It might've been INSPIRED by those events, but the plot of the movie is VERY different from what actually happened. The "true events" tag is merely a sick way to draw attention. It's exploitation. Very disrespectful to the victims.
an overlooked horror gem from the 00's that probably gets avoided because of the mainstream cliche shit factory that churns out a dozen or more of films like this a year but this one is actually creepy and it's cliched one-liners, setting, and characters actually wok for it and not against it. Plus it's Australian which adds a little exotic flare for me outside of American garbage horror