Australian Horror Movies

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Australian Horror Movies

Several movies have talked about Australian Horror Movies. We put together 18 of our favorites.

Wake in Fright (1971)

Wake in Fright
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Ted Kotcheff, starring Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay
Rated R

Wake in Fright is a 1971 Australian thriller/drama directed by Ted Kotcheff. The film follows John Grant (Gary Bond), a schoolteacher who has been assigned to a remote outback town for six months. Desperate to leave, he takes a small loan from a local pub and boards a train, only to find out that he is stranded in the small town of Bundanyabba due to the train being cancelled. John is soon introduced to the wild, alcohol-fueled, and violent lifestyle of the townspeople. After reluctantly joining in on the debauchery, he falls deeper and deeper into a self-destructive cycle of gambling and drinking, putting him in a dangerous situation. In the end, John must find a way to escape the town and regain his dignity.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Picnic at Hanging Rock
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Peter Weir, starring Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse
Rated PG

The Last Wave (1977)

The Last Wave
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Peter Weir, starring Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow
Rated PG

The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Jennifer Kent, starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney
Rated Not Rated

Dead Calm (1989)

Dead Calm
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Phillip Noyce, starring Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rod Mullinar
Rated R

Mad Max (1979)

Mad Max
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From George Miller, starring Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley
Rated R

The Loved Ones (2009)

The Loved Ones
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sean Byrne, starring Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton, Richard Wilson
Rated R

Long Weekend (1978)

Long Weekend
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Colin Eggleston, starring John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day
Rated Not Rated

Road Games (1981)

Road Games
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Richard Franklin, starring Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page
Rated PG

The Snowtown Murders (2011)

The Snowtown Murders
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Justin Kurzel, starring Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, Bob Adriaens
Rated Not Rated

Daybreakers (2009)

Daybreakers
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Harriet Minto-Day
Rated R

Wolf Creek (2005)

Wolf Creek
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Greg McLean, starring Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt
Rated R

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie, starring Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn
Rated PG-13

Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Wolf Creek 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Greg McLean, starring John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus
Rated Not Rated

Love at First Bite (1979)

Love at First Bite
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Stan Dragoti, starring George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Dick Shawn
Rated PG

100 Bloody Acres (2012)

100 Bloody Acres
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes, starring Oliver Ackland, Paul Blackwell, Ward Everaardt, Iain Herridge
Rated Not Rated

Undead (2003)

Undead
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, starring Felicity Mason, Mungo McKay, Rob Jenkins, Lisa Cunningham
Rated R

Queen of the Damned (2002)

Queen of the Damned
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Michael Rymer, starring Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau, Vincent Perez
Rated R

 



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