Wolf Creek to this day still remains one of my all-time favorite horror films. The Australian horror film directed by Greg Mclean back in 2005 managed to make me squirm in my seat due to the raw brutality on display. It’s one of those rare horror films that actually makes you have that unsettling feeling run through your stomach, yet you can’t stop watching because you just have to see how it all plays out.
Also, John Jarratt might have created one of the most menacing on-screen horror icons of the past decade. His Mick Taylor is darkly comedic at times, yet almost always a disturbed nutcase.
I absolutely love Wolf Creek and hearing about the sequel coming this late in the game has me hoping that Jarratt and Mclean can re-create that horror magic.
Wolf Creek 2 promises us another backpacking adventure gone wrong, with the plot trailing very closely to the original:
Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes an horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet: Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).
As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white-knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.
I really hope Mclean can deliver again with the sequel. Too often do horror sequels (especially slashers) drop the ball big time with their newer installments and I’m somewhat surprised that this film is even being made, since the first one came out so long ago. But maybe this long-waited start-up means that they’ve actually taken the time to ensure us a good quality script and not a simple rehash.
Wolf Creek 2 is currently filming with no confirmed release date.
Check out the new poster below:
Source : The Age