More than a few trips Down Under have likely been inspired by depictions of this green and golden land on the silver screen. Some visitors come seeking a glittering stiletto, gliding through the dust, ala Priscilla, Queen of Desert. Others make the trip in search of Porpoise Spit, thanks to Muriel's Wedding. And who knows how many have been lured here by the true blue charm of Australia's eternal cinematic ambassador: ol' mate Crocodile Dundee.
However, there's another side to Australia's on-screen identity. This remote and untamed land, a place of wild and brutal beauty, has become a potent muse for filmmakers from the horror genre. Here is our pick of the most terrifying Aussie-made movies ever committed to celluloid.
Honourable mentions go to: Long Weekend (1978); Wolf Creek 2 (2013); The Last Wave (1977); The Loved Ones (2009); Hounds of Love (2016); The Cars That Ate Paris (1974); Patrick (1978); Van Deimen's Land (2009) and Cargo (2017).
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