Wolf Creek

Director: Greg McLean
Year Released: 2005
Rating: 0.5

Two Brits and an Aussie go on a road trip in Australia to see Wolfe Creek, but because of their naivety end up tortured by a lunatic. It takes roughly an hour to actually get to the horror elements, taking time to build up the camaraderie of the group in order to 'properly' revel in their being nailed up, having their fingers hacked off and shot at ... only for the picture as a whole to end ambiguously. Relies too much on the 'based on a true story' tag for some kind of frightening resonance and owes too much to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with regards to the "be wary of strangers" concept - further, it doesn't even have the asset of making its characters even reasonably intelligent.