September’s going to be busy, that’s for sure. The latest crime drama to rev up post-Olympics is Wolf Creek, an Australian revenge piece that’s being broadcast in the UK by FOX. A sort of spin-off from the 2005 film, it’s a six-part series that has the lot: a bit of horror, a bit of serial killer action and a bit of meaty revenge.
Wolf Creek follows American teenager Eve Thorogood (Lucy Fry) on holiday with her family in Northern Australia. Sadistic killer Mick targets the family, viciously slaughtering them for his own twisted pleasure. Seriously injured, Eve survives the massacre of her parents and little brother, and sets out to bring the killer to justice. And so begins a chilling game of cat and mouse, with the roles reversed and the hunter becoming the hunted. It’s being touted as a Tarantino-esque revenge tale, and reveals Eve’s complex and extraordinary journey, as she evolves from child to adult, from prey to predator. But can she triumph over Mick Taylor, evil incarnate?
Here’s a trailer:
Wolf Creek: Tuesday 30th August, 10pm, FOX