Wolf Creek Wolf Creek , an unusually crisp and boldly shot Texas Chainsaw Massacre knockoff, looks as ancient and patterned as a druidic ritual. A bunch of… Wolf Creek Wolf Creek , an unusually crisp and boldly shot Texas Chainsaw Massacre knockoff, looks as ancient and patterned as a druidic ritual. A bunch of… 2005-12-25 R PT99M Horror John Jarrett Cassandra Magrath The Weinstein Company
Movie Review

Wolf Creek (2005)

MPAA Rating: R
UP A 'CREEK' The moral of this horror stories: Don't let your kids travel
Image credit: Wolf Creek: Daniel Guerra
UP A 'CREEK' The moral of this horror stories: Don't let your kids travel
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Dec 25, 2005; Rated: R; Length: 99 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: John Jarrett; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Wolf Creek, an unusually crisp and boldly shot Texas Chainsaw Massacre knockoff, looks as ancient and patterned as a druidic ritual. A bunch of kids jump into a car and head for a famed crater in the middle of the outback, only to get stalled by engine trouble. Their savior? A jaunty hunter (John Jarratt) who drives up in his truck, offering assistance with just enough of a derisive cackle to make him seem like ''Crocodile'' Dundee with a loose screw. What follows is some very well-staged kidnapping and torture and escape that still manages to come off like a rerun of last month's Chainsaw retread.

Originally posted Jan 04, 2006 Published in issue #858 Jan 06, 2006 Order article reprints
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