Although watching “Wolf Creek” eventually leaves something like a stale taste in the mouth, it’s a slasher-movie worthy of checking it out
[size=70](Hmm, I wonder if that’s a legit expression . . .)[/size]. Very straightforward and with disturbingly real camera-work “Wolf Creek” tells the Ordeal of three teenagers, who are falling into the hands of a sadistic killer roaming the Outback, truly void of any human feelings. Realistic behaviour is being capitalized, so when there’s Panic in the script, the feeling of utter helplessness really translates as contagious. The decisions of the actors are never stupid, the depiction of violence cold and brutal (nothing like splatter, though). The ending comes to suddenly, though, and the general conclusion felt a little unsatisfying, because there’s no real showdown. On the visual side “Wolf Creek” looks just great, despite the small budget. Refined images and awesome pictures of desolate, yet beautiful landscape-scenes almost made me forget, that I was indeed watching a Horror-Movie.
The most horrific detail was the australian accent, though (No offense, Angel). For a native german with some major english skillz0rz it was really hard to understand, but I’m not letting a minor detail like this spoil the general impression a movie had on me.