Admittedly Wolf Creek was snapped up by Dimension Films (that's Miramax for everyone else outside of the US) two weeks before it hit Sundance, but it's still kicked up quite a scare on it's screenings at Redford's snow and ski festival.
Written and directed by Greg McLean, this low-budget Australian film (reportedly made for less than $2million) centres on a group of backpackers who are stalked by a loopy stranger. Ok, so it all sounds like a stringbare cliched plot, but apparently this film has had all critics raving, and it is already being compared to such films as Texas Chain Saw, Open Water and Blair Witch.
Now Bloody-disgusting have just published their first review on the film for what promises to be one of horror's highlights of 2005;
"The film begins by introducing you to the film’s three central characters, two girls and a guy, portrayed by John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath, and Kestie Morassi. With the two girls being from the U.K. and John Jarratt’s character haling from Sydney. We see the protagonists at a party, on the beach, and buying a car. They decide to go on road trip through the Australian outback to a place called Wolf Creek. Once they reach their destination, things start to go awry when their watches stop and their car won’t start. But this is no “Blair Witch Project”, the course of events from here only become more realistic and horrifying. Much to their delight, the three travelers are aided by a man from the outback who offers to tow them to somewhere where they can get their car fixed. To go on any further with details would be a crime of spoiling the film, but what does follow is a frightening tale, based off of true stories, of abduction in the Australian outback.