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Interview: 'Wolf Creek 2' Director Greg McLean On Development, Working With Blumhouse, And Quentin Tarantino

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 17, 2014 7:35 PM
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This weekend, a wonderful alternative to the overblown thrills of the Hollywood mega-blockbusters comes in the form of director Greg McLean's "Wolf Creek 2," a down-and-dirty thriller from Australia that continues the exploits of Mick Taylor (John Jarratt), a serial killer from 2005's outback-set original, who has a seriously bad case of xenophobia (we had a more enthusiastic response than our reviewer). A few weeks ago, on the eve of production on his new project for Blumhouse, "6 Miranda Drive" (starring Kevin Bacon and Ming-Na Wen), we got to chat with McLean about why it took so long, the development of the screenplay, whether or not Quentin Tarantino has seen the sequel yet and what it's like working with Blumhouse on the new project.

Review: Greg McLean’s Horror Sequel 'Wolf Creek 2'

  • By Christopher Schobert
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  • May 15, 2014 6:07 PM
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“What the bloody hell are you buggers doin’ out here?” That peeved query is one of many threatening lines said by Aussie isolationist Mick Taylor, the cheerfully rational monster patrolling the outback in Greg Mclean’s “Wolf Creek 2,” the odd, occasionally effective sequel to 2005’s unhinged horror surprise. In the original, actor John Jarratt played Taylor as a kind of cannibalistic "Crocodile Dundee." (Surely we can all agree that cannibalism would’ve drastically improved “Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.”) Jarratt’s scenery- (and people-) chomping performance, coupled with the pleasingly dusty setting, made “Wolf Creek” a nicely atmospheric — if grotesquely brutal — horror treat.

Watch: First Clip & New Footage From Horror Sequel 'Wolf Creek 2'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 3, 2013 1:44 PM
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The Aussie horror "Wolf Creek" was only a modest success for Dimension Films in 2004. Granted it was produced for a song so the $16 million domestic gross was mostly cheddar for Bob, but cheapo horrors tend to be much more profitable on the whole (it would only gross $22 million worldwide). Not only that, reviews were mixed. The film only has a 53% RT score (Roger Ebert, The New York Times and LAT all gave it negative reviews), but some key critics were impressed. EW’s Owen Gleiberman called it “an unusually crisp and boldly shot Texas Chainsaw Massacre knockoff,” and perhaps more importantly, the film received a critical reassessment when Slant Magazine placed it on their 100 best films of the decade list

Alice Braga, Abbie Cornish, Ben Mendelsohn & Sullivan Stapleton Lead 'Wolf Creek' Helmer Greg Mclean's 'Kill Me Three Times'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 8, 2012 9:24 AM
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Greg Mclean didn't exactly replicate the success of his break-out horror flick "Wolf Creek" with croc-thriller follow-up "Rogue." And while it seemed he was set to shoot a sequel to "Wolf Creek" early this year, legal troubles have since delayed the production, with no end in sight. The delay, however, might just be a blessing in disguise, with the helmer now set to tackle a new Australian thriller with an exciting cast in tow.

'Wolf Creek 2' Starts Shooting In February 2012, Greg Mclean & John Jarratt Return

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 7:05 AM
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It has been nearly six years since the Aussie horror flick "Wolf Creek" turned the heads of genre film fans around the world. If you think the film about a group of backpackers held captive be a crazed serial killer was just for horror enthusiasts guess again. The film notched seven Australian Film Institute awards, including Best Director for Greg Mclean who followed up his debut shocker with "Rogue," a less impressive man-eating-alligator thriller that starred Sam Worthington. But Mclean is ready to head back to the film that put him on the map, as Mick Taylor is back to carve up more unfortunately travellers in "Wolf Creek 2."

'Wolf Creek' Director Greg Mclean Heads To '6 Miranda Drive' For Low Budget Supernatural Horror Pic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 4:57 AM
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Aussie horror filmmaker Greg Mclean is something of an underdog in the current horror landscape. While he doesn't quite have the name recognition of a James Wan or Oren Peli, his pics "Wolf Creek" and "Rogue" have established a firm following for the director and he's currently lining up his next effort, a micro-budget affair with a big company behind it.

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