Mark’s Halloween Horror Countdown #6

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Here’s the next installment of my top 31 horror films since 2000.

#6 Wolf Creek (2005)

If David from Pieces of Talent is the cutest serial killer ever, Wolf Creek’s Mick Taylor might be the nastiest. John Jarratt is marvelous in the role of a pig hunter who preys on anyone who wanders into his tiny chunk of the Australian Outback. Mick delights in toying with his victims and it’s hilarious at first, laughing in a chortling way that depending on its context, could seem hysterical one second and blood-curdling the next. He warms up his quarry with a rambling redneck shtick, masterfully creating a false sense of security and jovial affability, then without warning he instantly turns from jocular yokel to dead-eyed aggressor, brimming with latent violence, like a mean drunk, fuming with unpredictable menace. Then in a blink, he’s back to being a playful host. This is kid’s play until he gets bored, then he becomes something altogether evil.

The story sees three friends who decide to break from city life in Adelaide, South Australia, and travel westward into the desert on an excursion the Wolf Creek Crater, the site of a massive meteorite impact 300,000 years ago. After days of travel, they arrive at the crater, leave their car and hike for hours to the summit and back. Upon starting their car, the engine fails and they are stuck in the middle of nowhere until Mick shows up, as if by chance, right outta the blue. He convinces them it’s safer to stay at his homestead so he can help them come morning. What follows is a night of torture and terror, pain and sorrow as Mick barks his vulgarities and shows them first hand how he treats the pigs he hunts.

The scary thing is, supposedly this is all true and taken from the actual accounts of the sole survivor. A massive manhunt was carried out in search of ‘Mick Taylor’, but he, nor his slaughterhouse were ever found. Meaning that, if the story is true, the man with the laugh could still be out there somewhere. Well, I hadn’t planned on going to Oz anytime soon anyway.

Check out the trailer below and come back tomorrow for my #5.

Mark Goodchild
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