Wolf Creek 2 plot revealed
I'm really dubious of Wolf Creek 2 and I've said it before. Wolf Creek (Filmstalker review) was a great film that had some terrifying moments in it, unlike the stock musically reliant scares of films like Paranormal Activity (Filmstalker review), Wolf Creek really hit home and tapped into some powerful, basic fears.
Wolf Creek 2 could do the same and expand on that, however I'm concerned it is going to be more of the same with the writer/director returning to familiar, successful territory after his Rogue film didn't do so well.
Greg McLean's Wolf Creek was a scary film and he created a film character who in one film could be ranked with the scariest killers on film of all time, easily, and mainly for two scenes. The terrifying scene with a woman tied to a pole in his shed, and the incredibly heart stopping realisation of what head on a stick meant as he demonstrated to one of the characters. That final moment goes into cinematic history for me.
Giant killer crocodiles do not however, and that's where he moved to after Wolf Creek. So is it a surprise to hear he's been tempted back to the same story that did so well? Not really.
AITH managed to catch hold of the outline for the sequel which doesn't do anything to allay my fears that this is more of the same.
While seeking an authentic Australian adventure, one unlucky backpacker learns the deepest, darkest secrets of the Outback’s most infamous serial killer.
Yes, that was most definitely Wolf Creek (Filmstalker review), what's new in Wolf Creek 2 then? Just a different series of frightening kills? Oh, that'll be following the standard Hollywood model. Take existing framework for horror film, make kills different, market film, roll out to cinemas in 3D.
The good news is that John Jarratt is set to return as the killer Mick Taylor, and that means we see our scary killer return.
I'm not convinced, are you?