Saturday, January 6, 2007
Seeing the preview for this film over a year ago my initial thought was that this was going to be another stupid horror film not even worthy of rental. Recently I heard some good comments so I decided to see it. Wow, was I ever wrong. This is one the the better horror films I have seen in a while! The beginning is like a typical drama, no blood and gore from the onset. Basic setting up of likable characters, so that when their brutal fates come later on we can feel empathy towards them. (Same recipe as Hostel) The cinematography from start to finish is beautiful. We are treated to some of Australia's most beautiful scenery. Wolf Creek will do for backpacking what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean, or what Psycho did to showering in strange motels. Definitely worth the watch.