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Back in 2005 Greg McLean directed and wrote the small independent Australian horror film Wolf Creek starring John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath, and Kestie Morassi. Wolf Creek tells the harrowing story of three backpackers who are kidnapped and held captive by a serial killer in the Australian outback. Loosely based on true events the film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and later went on to play at the Cannes Film Festival. From here the film slowly built its noteriarty for its use of violence and grindhouse aesthetics and has become a firm cult favourite.

Almost ten years later, Greg McLean‘s sequel Wolf Creek 2 is ready to be unleashed. Following the events of the first film, the sequel follows John Jarratt who returns to play the murderous Mick Taylor as he continues his reign of terror across the Australian outback stalking and killing unwitting tourists. We saw the movie at its UK Premiere when it was played as part of the lineup of the 2014 Glasgow Frightfest film festival and crikey is it a corker!

A definite step up from the first movie, Wolf Creek 2 is very different to the original. Not only does it look more polished but it features some truly spectacular splatter sequences that are sure to surprise you. The film will be given a limited release later this summer so make sure that you check it out if you’re a fan of the first movie.

There’s no definite news about its UK release but it looks as though Mick Taylor will be wreaking havok across the US when Wolf Creek 2 is released on VOD on the 17th April and in select theatres on the 16th. So while we wait for news on its impending UK release we think you should check out the trailer below.

Tags : Film4. FrightFestGlasgowGreg McLeanJohn JarrattWolf Creek 2
Jon Dickinson

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[HORROR AND SCI-FI EDITOR] Jon Dickinson graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2006 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis on PR and Multimedia. Since graduating he has contributed to several publications and regularly attends some of the biggest film festivals in the UK including Film4 Frightfest.