For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
2.7
725 Ratings

Wolf Creek

Directed by Greg Mclean
Australia, 2005
Horror

Synopsis

Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
Wolf Creek Directed by Greg Mclean

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

2005

Sundance Film Festival

2005

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2005 | Nominee: Best Editor

Empire Awards

2006 | Nominee: Best Horror

What are people saying?

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Wolf Creek

    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).

  • film_lies101's rating of the film Wolf Creek

    Lost me after two of the protagonists go back and try and get another car, WHO THE FUCK WOULD EVER DO THAT. DUMBASS MOVIE LOGIC BULLSHIT

  • orangey's rating of the film Wolf Creek

    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

  • Egoisms's rating of the film Wolf Creek

    Not nearly as gory and sadistic as I was led to believe. Despite its notoriety it's more suspenseful than outright violent: the profoundly violated corpses of previous victims inspire more fear than any of the acts of violence portrayed on screen: we think we'll see the threesome turn into corpses, too, when in fact they never do. One victim escapes, one dies offscreen, and one is simply shot. All smoke and no fire.

  • Luca Soldati's rating of the film Wolf Creek

    La trama è molto classica, con alcune svolte ben riuscite e un finale inaspettato. Il tutto è gestito bene, pur senza innovazioni degne di nota. Momenti violenti ben gestiti e d'effetto. I personaggi sono poco caratterizzati, ma funzionali e il cattivo ha un gran bel carisma. Regia buona e inquadrature dei paesaggi molto suggestive. Buona messa in scena e illuminazione curata. Campagne australiane mostrate spietate.

  • Evan Schafer's rating of the film Wolf Creek

    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.

  • CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Wolf Creek

    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.

  • Nick Schwab's rating of the film Wolf Creek

    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.