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* LandDownunder: The setting for the series, other than the Vietnam War segment of ''Desolation Game;.

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* LandDownunder: The setting for the series, other than the Vietnam War segment of ''Desolation Game;.Game''.
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In 2013, McLean decided to expand on the Mick Taylor mythos with a series of projects across several media. A film sequel was released in 2014, depicting Taylor going after a new set of victims and hunting one male tourist in particular across the country. A pair of prequel novels were written with the aid of well known Australian horror authors, one (''Origin'') exploring [[StartOfDarkness Mick's childhood]] and the beginnings of his proclivities as he comes of age, and the other (''Desolation Game'' showing his time in the Vietnam War and the start of his predatory stalker tendencies back home in the Outback. Most recently, the Wolf Creek television miniseries sequel explores what would happen if someone actually fought back against Mick and tracked him down out of vengeance for him slaughtering her family (in this case, an American girl named Eve) and the various risks she exposes herself to in doing so, including having to evade law enforcement and various other criminal entities roaming the desert.

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In 2013, McLean decided to expand on the Mick Taylor mythos with a series of projects across several media. A film sequel was released in 2014, depicting Taylor going after a new set of victims and hunting one male tourist in particular across the country. A pair of prequel novels were written with the aid of well known Australian horror authors, one (''Origin'') exploring [[StartOfDarkness Mick's childhood]] and the beginnings of his proclivities as he comes of age, and the other (''Desolation Game'' Game'') showing his time in the Vietnam War and the start of his predatory stalker tendencies back home in the Outback. Most recently, the Wolf Creek television miniseries sequel explores what would happen if someone actually fought back against Mick and tracked him down out of vengeance for him slaughtering her family (in this case, an American girl named Eve) and the various risks she exposes herself to in doing so, including having to evade law enforcement (who quite rightly want to send her back to the US for her own well being and as she's breaking laws in her mission) and various other criminal entities roaming the desert.



* ArtifactTitle: Of sorts. While it might be occasionally glimpsed in the sequel/prequel entries, the eponymous meteorite crater is definitely not focussed on. Mick and the vast desolate Outback itself are the central, recurring characters, and furthermore the possibly otherworldly aspects of Wolf Creek (implied to fizzle out electronics with it's rare metal deposits, perhaps) are not recurring features in the other works (i.e. cell phones are not really a plot point anymore).



* ArtefactTitle: Of sorts. While it might be occasionally glimpsed in the sequel/prequel entries, the eponymous meteorite crater is definitely not focussed on. Mick and the vast desolate Outback itself are the central, recurring characters, and furthermore the possibly otherworldly aspects of Wolf Creek (implied to fizzle out electronics with it's rare metal deposits, perhaps) are not recurring features in the other works (i.e. cell phones are not really a plot point anymore).



* DisproportionateRetribution: Mick cuts Liz's fingers off because she wrecked his truck.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Mick cuts Liz's fingers off because she wrecked his truck. This is a central driver for Mick; press any of his numerous triggers or wrong him slightly, and you better hope you have a supercharged car to get away from him in time. You're just as likely to be his victim merely by falling into his radar, however.



* {{Gorn}}: ''Heavily'' present in both, but the "Head on a Stick" scene is particularly graphic.
* IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou: Mick says this in response to Ben asking him what he does for a living.

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* {{Gorn}}: ''Heavily'' present in both, all media, but the "Head on a Stick" scene is particularly graphic.
* IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou: Mick says this in response to Ben asking him what he does for a living. As it turns out he might as well have discussed his profession anyway...



* LandDownunder: The setting for both movies

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* LandDownunder: The setting for both moviesthe series, other than the Vietnam War segment of ''Desolation Game;.



* OnceIsNotEnough: At one point, Liz is able to grab one of Mick's guns and shoot him. She grabs the rifle, instead of the shotgun, and shoots Mick once in the neck. And of course, that just pisses him off. If she hadn't also picked up the IdiotBall she would have [[MakeSureHesDead given him a few shots in the face just to be sure]]; there was no reason she couldn't have done this.
* SerialKiller: Mick

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* OnceIsNotEnough: At one point, Liz is able to grab one of Mick's guns and shoot him. She grabs the rifle, instead of the shotgun, and shoots Mick once in the neck. And of course, that just pisses him off. If she hadn't also picked up the IdiotBall she would have [[MakeSureHesDead given him a few shots in the face just to be sure]]; there was no reason she couldn't have done this.
this. Or at least brained him with the butt of the rifle as a club.
* OutGambitted: In an early episode of the miniseries, Mick finds a pair of isolated French "sheilas" with motor trouble. He offers to tow them to his place to repair it. By this point, even a blind fan of the series knows what this is setting up... but the expectation is subverted as several men drive in and interrupt the conversation. The lead guy says he can fix the engine then and there, actually having mechanical expertise and a will to help. He whispers to Mick to fuck off as he knows, at minimum, the creepy old perv is looking for action from these girls. Mick puts his hand on his blade, causing the guy to gulp in hesitation... but Mick doesn't snap this time, probably because he's outnumbered and at least some of the group would escape as living witnesses. The following morning, after an implied orgy, the lead guy is disgruntled and shocked to find his car totalled. But considering [[NoKillLikeOverKill what Mick]] [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil is capable of]], vehicular vandalism is more like petty retaliation for him.
* SerialKiller: MickMick Taylor, by now one of the most infamous examples in Aussie horror.
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VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory (well, several); two English backpackers named Liz Hunter (Cassandra Magrath) and Kristy Earl (Kestie Morassi), plus an Australian one they pick up at a party named Ben Mitchell (Nathan Phillips), are heading out into the [[LandDownunder Australian wilderness]] to see the epononymous Wolf Creek; a crater formed by a meteorite impact. Once they've seen it and are leaving, however, [[MyCarHatesMe they find that their car won't start]]. A seemingly friendly mechanic named Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) that seems to perfectly and flamboyantly embody every Australian stereotype rolls along and offers to tow their car back to his garage and fix their car for them. They accept; [[SerialKiller but it turns out]] [[{{Gorn}} he isn't so friendly]].

A sequel was released in 2014, alongside a pair of prequel novels, one exploring Mick's childhood, and the other showing his time in the Vietnam War.

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VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory (well, several); two English backpackers named Liz Hunter (Cassandra Magrath) and Kristy Earl (Kestie Morassi), plus an Australian one they pick up at a party named Ben Mitchell (Nathan Phillips), are heading out into the [[LandDownunder Australian wilderness]] to see the epononymous eponymous Wolf Creek; a crater formed by a meteorite impact. Once they've seen it and are leaving, however, [[MyCarHatesMe they find that their car won't start]]. A seemingly friendly mechanic named Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) that seems to perfectly and flamboyantly embody every Australian stereotype rolls along and offers to tow their car back to his garage and fix their car for them. They accept; [[SerialKiller but it turns out]] [[{{Gorn}} he isn't so friendly]].

In 2013, McLean decided to expand on the Mick Taylor mythos with a series of projects across several media. A film sequel was released in 2014, alongside depicting Taylor going after a new set of victims and hunting one male tourist in particular across the country. A pair of prequel novels, novels were written with the aid of well known Australian horror authors, one (''Origin'') exploring [[StartOfDarkness Mick's childhood, childhood]] and the beginnings of his proclivities as he comes of age, and the other (''Desolation Game'' showing his time in the Vietnam War.
War and the start of his predatory stalker tendencies back home in the Outback. Most recently, the Wolf Creek television miniseries sequel explores what would happen if someone actually fought back against Mick and tracked him down out of vengeance for him slaughtering her family (in this case, an American girl named Eve) and the various risks she exposes herself to in doing so, including having to evade law enforcement and various other criminal entities roaming the desert.


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* ArtefactTitle: Of sorts. While it might be occasionally glimpsed in the sequel/prequel entries, the eponymous meteorite crater is definitely not focussed on. Mick and the vast desolate Outback itself are the central, recurring characters, and furthermore the possibly otherworldly aspects of Wolf Creek (implied to fizzle out electronics with it's rare metal deposits, perhaps) are not recurring features in the other works (i.e. cell phones are not really a plot point anymore).
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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty:[[spoiler:Mick Taylor's finally runs out in the miniseries. Just when it looks like he will kill the protagonist Eva and once again get away with his crimes,she get's her hands on a poker. Cue KarmicDeath.]]

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty:[[spoiler:Mick Taylor's finally runs out in the miniseries. Just when it looks like he will kill the protagonist Eva Eve and once again get away with his crimes,she get's her hands on a poker. Cue KarmicDeath.]]
13th Jul '16 3:35:23 AM Atlantis1930
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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty:[[spoiler:Mick Taylor's finally runs out in the miniseries. Just when it looks like he will kill the protagonist Eva, she get's her hands on a poker. Cue KarmicDeath.]]

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty:[[spoiler:Mick Taylor's finally runs out in the miniseries. Just when it looks like he will kill the protagonist Eva, she Eva and once again get away with his crimes,she get's her hands on a poker. Cue KarmicDeath.]]
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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty:[[spoiler:Mick Taylor's finally runs out in the miniseries. Just when it looks like he will kill the protagonist Eva, she get's her hands on a poker. Cue KarmicDeath.]]
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Mick - he never get punished for the atrocities he committed]].
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* BadassGrandpa: Jack in the sequel. As Paul hides in his house, he confronts Mick who is standing outside. Jack sternly and aggressively orders him to leave and to prove that he means business, aims his shotgun at Mick. [[spoiler:Too bad things don't go well for him.]]

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* BadassGrandpa: Jack in the sequel. As Paul hides in his house, he confronts Mick who is standing outside. Jack sternly and aggressively orders him to leave and to prove that he means business, aims his shotgun at Mick. [[spoiler:Too bad things don't go well for him.Mick soon gets the upper hand.]]



* TooDumbToLive: Liz. The old couple from the second film also qualifies

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* TooDumbToLive: Liz. The [[spoiler: Jack and Lil, the old couple from the second film also qualifiesqualify.]]
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* BadassGrandpa: Jack in the sequel. As Paul hides in his house, he confronts Mick who is standing outside. Jack sternly and aggressively orders him to leave and to prove that he means business, aims his shotgun at Mick.

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* BadassGrandpa: Jack in the sequel. As Paul hides in his house, he confronts Mick who is standing outside. Jack sternly and aggressively orders him to leave and to prove that he means business, aims his shotgun at Mick. [[spoiler:Too bad things don't go well for him.]]
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