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Wolf Creek Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005
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Inspired in part by some unsolved murders in the Australian outback, and by the gruesome backpacker murders committed by Ivan Milat in NSW during the late 1980s/early 1990s, Wolf Creek tells the story of three young backpackers, Ben Mitchell, an Australian, and Liz Hunter and Kristy Earl, both English. Although the girls don't know Ben all that well, he and Liz fancy each other. After buying a car in Broome, situated in the far north coast of Western Australia, the trio head east with the intention of driving across the top end to Cairns (Queensland). At the end of their first day in the desert, their car breaks down at a deserted tourist site - the large crater of a meteorite. Later that night a truck arrives, driven by a real outback character, Mick Taylor. He tows them to his isolated camp at an abandoned mine site, promising to fix their car. All three tourists fall asleep after Mick drugs them. When Liz wakes up, she is bound and gagged and her friends are missing and the nightmare begins.

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Celluloid Nightmares : The Wolf in the Flannel Shirt Mark Smith-Briggs , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Midnight Echo : The Magazine of the Australian Horror Writers Association , April no. 11 2015; (p. 101-104)
Journey as Important as the Destination Karl Quinn , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 August 2015; (p. 18)
Plans to Make a Killing with Wolf Creek’s TV Adaptation Michael Idato , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 February 2015; (p. 7)
Author Interview : Wolf Creek Prequel Authors : Aaron Sterns and Brett McBean Gerry Huntman (interviewer), 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: SQ Mag , 30 April no. 14 2014;
The Imagined Desert Tom Drahos , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 11 2013; (p. 148-161)
'The following analysis of the Australian Outback as an imagined space is informed by theories describing a separation from the objective physical world and the mapping of its representative double through language, and draws upon a reading of the function of landscape in three fictions; Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness (1899), Greg Mclean's 2005 horror film Wolf Creek and Ted Kotcheff's 1971 cinematic adaptation of Kenneth Cook's novel Wake in Fright . I would like to consider the Outback as a culturally produced text, and compare the function of this landscape as a cultural 'reality' to the function of landscape in literary and cinematic fiction.' (Author's abstract)
Highway to Hell Des Partridge , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 - 30 October 2005; (p. 1-2)

— Review of Wolf Creek Greg McLean 2005 single work film/TV
A True Blue Psycho Liam Phillips , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 November 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of Wolf Creek Greg McLean 2005 single work film/TV
Wolf Creek (Greg Mclean, 2005) William “Bill” Blick , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , no. 52 2009;

— Review of Wolf Creek Greg McLean 2005 single work film/TV
Up the Creek Charles Purcell , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 October 2005; (p. 4)
The Cars That Ate the Picnic at Wolf Creek: A Symposium on Australian Horror Films David Carroll , Lee Battersby , Robert Hood , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australian Weird Fiction , no. 3 2009; (p. 147-166)
Critics David Carroll, Robert Hood and Lee Battersby answer several questions posed by Studies in Australian Weird Fiction and provide fans of the genre with personal insights and interpretations never before discussed, spotlighting a variety of old and modern films.
Top Five Oz Road Films Gillian Cumming , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 20 December 2009; (p. 12)
The Murderous State : The Naturalisation of Violence and Exclusion in The Films of Neoliberal Australia Jon Stratton , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , vol. 15 no. 1 2009; (p. 11-32)
Dying to Come to Australia : Asylum Seekers, Tourists and Death Jon Stratton , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Our Patch : Enacting Australian Sovereignty Post-2001 2007; (p. 167-196) Imagined Australia : Reflections around the Reciprocal Construction of Identity between Australia and Europe 2009; (p. 57-87)
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