In 2005, Australian director Greg McLean released his horror film “Wolf Creek,” about three backpackers who find themselves hunted down by deranged serial killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). The film was a box office success and garnered acclaim and controversy upon release; Roger Ebert said that the film’s purpose was to “establish the commercial credentials of its director by showing his skill at depicting the brutal tracking, torture and mutilation of screaming young women,” while critics David Edelstein and Bilge Ebiri placed it on their 25 Best Horror Films Since “The Shining” list.
Now, after a successful sequel, a “Wolf Creek” TV series will hit small screens in the U.S. next week on Pop TV. In the series, 19-year-old American college student Eve Thorogood (Lucy Fry) survives the massacre of her parents and little brother at the hands of Taylor (Jarratt, reprising his role from the films) and embarks on a mission of revenge against the serial killer. Watch an exclusive clip from the series below.
“The television series delivers the same pulse-pounding tension and terror of the films combined with a storyline that evolves into a suspense filled, character driven psychological thriller,” says McLean, the series’ executive producer. “In many ways, ‘Wolf Creek’ is more like a Western — set in the untamed, desolate landscape of the Australian Outback, with gritty characters and an immersive story of revenge and good versus evil.”
The six-episode first season originally premiered on the Australian streaming service Stan this past May. It will premiere on Friday, October 14th at 10pm ET on Pop TV.