Australia has a surprisingly good selection of horror films. Here are a few.
- The Babadook – Number two on my all time favorite list, The Babadook takes a long, hard look at motherhood regret. It’s also part creature feature and atmospheric horror. Essie Davis gives an exemplary performance.
- Wolf Creek – I seem to be the only person who likes this film, and I don’t care. I think the killer is one seriously psychotic dude, and the film manages to make me care what happens to the characters.
- Rogue – Directed by Glen Mclean (Wolf Creek, The Darkness), this film follows some tourists down a river to see some crocodiles. It’s filmed in the Katherine Gorge area of the Northern Territory. I’ve been there, so the scenery holds a special place in my heart.
- Primal – A group of friends travels into the Australian Outback. One of them becomes infected with something that turns them into a mindless zombie. This film has both humor and gore, plus a creature in a cave.
- Black Water – Based on true events, this film follows two sisters and a friend as they travel up a river to do some fishing. A crocodile attacks them. Terrorizes them. Doesn’t want to leave them alive.
- Dying Breed – A woman and her friends go in search of the Tasmanian tiger, an animal thought to be extinct. The come across inbreeding people with a liking for killing strangers. Starring Leigh Whannell (Saw) and Nathan Philips (Wolf Creek).
- The Reef – A boat breaks down in the ocean. A group of friends must swim for it to survive. Sharks chase them. As far as shark movies go, this one is pretty decent.
- Daybreakers – Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill, and Willem Dafoe star in this well done vampire movie. If vampires are your thing, this should be in your collection.