Survival of deranged country folk ‘Killing Ground’ – movie review


Harriet Dyer as Sam in the horror/thriller film “KILLING GROUND” an IFC Midnight release. Photo courtesy of IFC Midnight.

The more I think about Killing Grounds the more impressed I am. What could have been a film riddled with cliches ends up being one which subverts them all. Killing Grounds has couple Sam and Ian going camping in the Australian outback only to come in contact with a couple of deranged country folk. Killing Grounds could easily be compared to Wolf Creek, a couple in the Australian outback being terrorised by rough Australians, however director Damien Power’s obvious knowledge of the genre and willingness to bend the rules takes the film into a completely different direction.
The script is strong and slowly siphers out clues as to two time-lines going on in the same location, both narrative arcs showing two different groups of victims brutalised by the villains German and…

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