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Wolf Creek

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Wolf Creek: Daniel Guerra

Wolf Creek

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
99 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/25/05
performer:
John Jarrett, Cassandra Magrath
director:
Greg McLean
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
5084
genre:
Horror

We gave it a B-

Wolf Creek, an unusually crisp and boldly shot Texas Chainsaw Massacre knockoff, looks as ancient and patterned as a druidic ritual. A bunch of kids jump into a car and head for a famed crater in the middle of the outback, only to get stalled by engine trouble. Their savior? A jaunty hunter (John Jarratt) who drives up in his truck, offering assistance with just enough of a derisive cackle to make him seem like ”Crocodile” Dundee with a loose screw. What follows is some very well-staged kidnapping and torture and escape that still manages to come off like a rerun of last month’s Chainsaw retread.

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