With John Jarratt, Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi
Directed by Greg McLean

Apparently based on actual events,
Wolf Creek details the possible disappearance and brutal slaying of two British tourists on a road trip with their male Australian friend.
The first half is a very well constructed character-building piece with convincing natural performances from the three leads as they drive through the outback towards a historic meteor crater. When their car fails to start, a stranger arrives to assist them. Their relief turns to terror when they’re flung into an atrocious nightmare. As far as torture-horror goes, this does twist the obvious routine a touch, but in the end, had there not been so many movies like this at the time of release it could’ve been viewed in a whole different perspective. But, unfortunately it boils down to more of the same, the performances saving it from total calamity where the character building humanizes the usual teenage killer-fodder.

3 / C
- PB

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A - B
- C

never let a review decide for you, but for those who need a rating, see the Flamedrop scale below
6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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