YMMV: Wolf Creek

  • Complete Monster:
    • Mick Taylor is one of the most monstrous horror villains ever created. An Australian killer, rapist, and torturer, he preys upon tourists visiting the Wolf Creek area and falsely befriends them before taking them back to his home and slowly torturing them to death; all of this solely for fun. He has killed several dozen people including an entire family, (even a little girl). One of his favorite torture methods is "head on a stick" where he severs their spine to turn them into a human vegetable. At the end of the second film, he frames one of his victims for his crimes, leading to the ruination of the victimís life. The prequel novels Origin and Desolation Game make him even more of a monster. He killed his mother who loved him dearly, beat a bully so bad he knocked his eyeball from its socket leaving it dangling by the eyestalk, and killed a dog to force feed it to its owner before killing him too. While being pursued by four other serial killers, Mick tied up his girlfriend Rose and used her as rape bait to lure the killers into a trap, and killed one named Jerry by gutting him and forcefeeding him his own intestines. During his time in the Vietnam War, he raped several women and later slaughtered their village, and stabbed an already paralyzed man in the back before cutting his head off and mounting it on a pike. After returning from the war, he took a tour guide with ten people back to his home. When the tour host escaped and returned with a cop, they found everyone dead except a single woman. Mick killed both men, and raped, tortured, and killed the woman after performing "head on a stick" with her. Mick later went to a bar and killed all six occupants.
    • Wolf Creek: Origin: In this prequel novel to the films, Jerry "The Fiddler" is one of four serial killers that Mick Taylor investigates while attempting to reclaim his knife. Jerry is an obese pedophile who rapes and kills children. Jerry lives in an abandoned mine that he has booby-trapped to kill intruders (we see the skeleton of one of his adult victims). When Mick enters Jerry's home, he sees Jerry raping a little girl, and finds trophies and corpses of three of his past victims, and also sees Jerry kill a dog. After Mick murders a touring couple, Jerry and the other killers decide to kill Mick out of revenge for allowing the bodies to be discovered, which brought police into the area and made it more likely for the killings of the other killers to be discovered. When the killers attack Mickís home, Jerry tries to rape Mick's girlfriend Rose (who Mick had tied up to use as rape bait to lure the killers into a trap). Just before Mick kills Jerry, he tells Mick that he should have killed the two truckers who discovered the couples bodies, stating "You never let anyone go."
    • Wolf Creek: Desolation Game: In this second prequel novel, Sergeant Atkin, Mick's superior during his time in the Vietnam War, trained Mick, helping him go from an "amateur" to a "professional" killer. Atkin cut a deal with the elder of a starving village, so they would get scraps of food in exchange for letting Atkin rape their women. Atkin introduced Mick to this practice and let him join in. Mick and Atkin were both sadistic, often torturing the women. One of Mick's rape victims ended up dying, but this did not stop Mick and Atkin. One night, two men stumble upon them during their rape session. Mick and Atkin shot the two men dead thinking they were enemy soldiers, showing no remorse when they learned they weren't. Atkin taught Mick the "head on a stick" technique, severing the spine of a terrified soldier cowering in his pajamas. Atkin let Mick stab the already paralyzed man in the back again, and saw off his head and mount it on a spike. When Mick and Atkin returned to the village, the elder scolded them for killing the two men earlier and wacked Atkin with her cane. Atkin snapped the cane, stabbed her in the throat with it, and raped and killed all the women he and Mick could. Atkin later tried to kill Mick out of fear that he would talk about what they did despite their Villainous Friendship.
  • Misaimed Marketing: Part of the funding for the movie came from the idea that it would have so much Scenery Porn, the Australian tourist agency would make more money off of all the people coming to Australia in order to see scenery like the movie. Um...