Review: Wolf Creek Season One

After her family is brutally murdered in the Australian outback, American college student Eve Thorogood vows to bring serial killer Mick Taylor to justice—or die in the attempt.

John Jarratt reprises his role as the murdering psychopath of the Australian Outback, Mick Taylor. One of the most exciting new shows on cable network Pop, the series also stars Lucy Fry as an American college student who hunts down Mick Taylor to avenge the murder of her family.

If the wildlife of Australia hasn’t frightened you away from visiting, the movie Wolf Creek might. Mick Taylor is a ruthless, brutal serial killer who gets off on killing various tourists that venture out alone, or in small groups, into the Australian Outback. Based on a true story, Wolf Creek tells the story of two women, Liz (Cassandra McGrath) and Kristy (Kestie Morassi) who go out exploring with a guy named Ben (Nathan Phillips) they met on their travels. They run into Mick, who kills the two women and Ben escapes. When Mick is discovered to potentially not exist, Ben is tried for their murders but no evidence is found to charge him. Although, in reality, Ben probably was guilty, in the film world, Mick roams free to kill again in Wolf Creek 2.

Now, I did not see the sequel and I did miss out on the television version, mostly because I had never heard of the television channel Pop, but I did jump at the opportunity to check out the show when I learned of its existence.

Wolf Creek the series may not be as great as the film, with quite a lull in the middle episodes, but when things are hot, they are hot! Mick never stops being the psychopath he was created to be and Lucy Fry is excellent as Eve Thorogood, who escapes Micks grasp and returns for revenge. She makes quite the badass enemy for Mick to have.

DVD special features include:

  • “Cinema to Series: The Legacy of Wolf Creek” Featurette
  • “Making a Television Series” Featurette
  • “Meet the Stars” Featurette
  • “Discovering the Outback” Featurette
  • “Visual Effects” Featurette
  • “Meet the Supporting Cast” Featurette

If you’re a fan of the films, Wolf Creek the series is a great bloody continuation of the story of Mick Taylor and his crazed killing spree.

Wolf Creek is now available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment

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