The Gloaming 1×03: “The Casting of the Bones”

Lily winds up in trouble. Strange things are found at Dorothy’s old place.

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The Darkness is Bland and Forgettable Supernatural Horror

The Darkness. 2016. Directed by Greg McLean. Screenplay by Shayne Armstrong, Shane Krause, & McLean. Starring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Jennifer Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, Matt Walsh, Tara Lynne Barr, Paul Reiser, Ilza Rosario, Parker Mack, Krista Marie Yu, Trian Long Smith, & Judith McConnell. Blumhouse Productions/Chapter One Films. Rated PG-13. 92Continue reading “The Darkness is Bland and Forgettable Supernatural Horror”

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Wolf Creek – Episode 6: “Wolf Creek”

Stan’s Wolf Creek Episode 6: “Wolf Creek Directed by Greg McLean Written by Felicity Packard * For a review of Episode 5 “Rome”, click here. Finally we’ve come to a fitting mini-series finale directed by the one and only Greg McLean! Very excited to see how Wolf Creek‘s 6-episode arc finishes, as Eve (Lucy Fry) isContinue reading “Wolf Creek – Episode 6: “Wolf Creek””

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Wolf Creek – Episode 5: “Rome”

Stan’s Wolf Creek Episode 5: “Rome” Directed by Tony Tilse Written by Peter Gawler * For a review of Episode 4 “Opalville”, click here. * For a review of Episode 6 “Wolf Creek”, click here. Only two episodes left, including this one, as Eve (Lucy Fry) heads from the Australian town of Rome. All inContinue reading “Wolf Creek – Episode 5: “Rome””

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Wolf Creek – Episode 4: “Opalville”

Stan’s Wolf Creek Episode 4: “Opalville” Directed by Tony Tilse Written by Felicity Packard * For a review of Episode 3 “Salt Lake”, click here. * For a review of Episode 5 “Rome”, click here. Every time I hear that the “Who Killed Cock Robyn?” song it just sends a shiver up my spine. PerhapsContinue reading “Wolf Creek – Episode 4: “Opalville””

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Wolf Creek – Episode 3: “Salt Lake”

Stan’s Wolf Creek Episode 3: “Salt Lake” Directed by Tony Tilse Written by Peter Gawler * For a review of Episode 2 “Kutyukutyu”, click here. * For a review of Episode 4 “Opalville”, click here. After two episodes in this mini-series, I’m hooked. This episode begins in May 2009. Setting, the Outback. A couple peopleContinue reading “Wolf Creek – Episode 3: “Salt Lake””

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Wolf Creek – Episode 2: “Kutyukutyu”

Stan’s Wolf Creek Episode 2: “Kutyukutyu” Directed by Tony Tilse Written by Felicity Packard * For a review of Episode 1 “Billabong”, click here. * For a review of Episode 3 “Salt Lake”, click here. Before diving into this episode, just need to draw attention to the wonderfully evocative opening credits to this series, whichContinue reading “Wolf Creek – Episode 2: “Kutyukutyu””

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Wolf Creek – Episode 1: “Billabong”

Stan’s Wolf Creek Episode 1: “Billabong” Directed by Tony Tilse Written by Peter Gawler * For a review of Episode 2 “Kutyukutyu”, click here. Out into the Australian Outback again, as the horrific legacy of Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) never seems to come to an end. An American family’s travelling through the desolate wild of Outback,Continue reading “Wolf Creek – Episode 1: “Billabong””

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Wolf Creek 2: More Mick, More Savagery

Wolf Creek 2. 2014. Directed by Greg McLean. Screenplay by McLean & Aaron Sterns. Starring John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus, Shane Connor, & Ben Gerrard. Duo Art Productions/Emu Creek Pictures. Unrated. 106 minutes. Action/Horror/Thriller ★★★★  The first Wolf Creek came as a surprise to me being both fully fictional, as well as atContinue reading “Wolf Creek 2: More Mick, More Savagery”

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Wolf Creek’s Roots and Serial Killer Aesthetic

Wolf Creek 2005. Directed & Written by Greg McLean. Starring John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, Nathan Phillips, Gordon Poole, Guy O’Donnell, Phil Stevenson, Geoff Revell, Andy McPhee, Aaron Sterns, & Michael Moody. The Australian Film Finance Corporation & The South Australian Film Corporation/403 Productions. Rated R. 99 minutes. Horror ★★★★  This movie is firmlyContinue reading “Wolf Creek’s Roots and Serial Killer Aesthetic”

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