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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Wolf Creek
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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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Works about this Work

Black Friday : Horror With Maria Lewis Maria Lewis , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 8 September 2017;
Deranged Down Under Erik Piepenburg , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The New York Times , 10 August 2017; (p. C2)

'“Is that about Dorothy or Down Under?”

'That’s the question a friend posted on Facebook in response to my search for horror geeks who would talk to me about the exploitation subgenre Ozploitation. I’ll forgive him for not knowing that the Oz here refers to Australia, not Munchkinland. Ozploitation remains an under-the-radar monster, at least in the United States.' (Introduction)

The 100 Best Australian Films of the New Millenium Erin Free , Dov Kornits , Travis Johnson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 September 2016;
Character Piece : Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) in Wolf Creek Erin Free , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 11 May 2016;
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)
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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