Directed by: Greg McLean
Starring: John Jarratt (Mick), Cassandra Magrath (Liz), Kestie Morassi (Kristy), Nathan Phillips (Ben)
Country: Australia, Effed Up Australian Cinema
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Serial Killers, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Captivity-Kidnapping, Based on a True Story
Plot – Spoilers:
Couple of Brit girls, Liz and Kristy accompanied by their Aussie friend Ben are journeying across the picturesque outback emptiness and stop over at the Wolf Creek crater.
As the local guy, the onus is often on Ben to figure things out, as the girls gang up to highlight his every fuckup. As it turns out, their car won’t start and they’re left to spend the night outside the incredibly dark and eerily lonely crater. Just then, friendly Mick turns up in his truck, offering to help fix things back at his camp. And so they allow themselves to be towed to camp.
The arrival of handyman Mick further emasculates Ben and he takes to sarcastic jibes to establish his city-boy superiority. The girls are also smug about the potency of their feminine charm and feel it’s good enough fuel to keep the boorish but useful Mick laboring through the night to get their car fixed. Not really.