Saturday, January 6, 2007

Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek

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.

1 comment:

Libby said...

this was actually based loosely on the disapearence of backpackers in the area. Alot of hikers get lost as thier compasses don't work and most gps systems go loopy because of the natural maganets in the area. The hikers were found murdered but no one really knows what happend after they dissapeared and when they were found. It's still a mystery.