DVD Review: Wolf Creek 2 (18) / Director: Greg McLean / Screenplay: Greg McLean, Aaron Sterns / Starring: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus / Released: 15th September
A follow-up to McLean’s 2005 Wolf Creek, this sequel reacquaints audiences with Mick Taylor (Jarratt) and his twisted sense of humour and national pride. For those not familiar with the first film, Mick is a pig hunter who just so happens to have a penchant for torturing and slaughtering backpackers. And in Wolf Creek 2, that’s exactly what we see.
Whereas Wolf Creek eased us in gently to Taylor and his antics, this follow-up slams us straight into the action. After Mick has an early run-in with the law, the film’s tone is firmly set, and before we know it, we get conveniently introduced to a couple of young German tourists looking for a traditional taste of the Australian outback. Ever the willing tour guide, it’s not long before Mick reaches out to the couple. In the blink of an eye, Paul (Corr) is added to the mix as Taylor looks to continue his sadistic tradition of torment and terror.
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