Wake in Fright

Wake in Fright

Directed by Ted Kotcheff

When Australian teacher John Grant stops off in the rural town of Yabba, he quickly gets pulled into the dark world of strange, ultra-macho townies who spend their days binge drinking, gambling and hunting kangaroos. For the timid Grant, this starts out as a thrilling release of his id. But after he loses his shirt gambling, Grant struggles to escape the bad luck – or perhaps a conspiracy – that keeps preventing him from leaving Yabba. Long unavailable on home video, Ted Kotcheff’s superb thriller is a deeply unsettling study of the horror of the unchecked male psyche. NOTE: Wake in Fright is presented in its entirety, featuring animal hunting scenes, which viewers may find offensive. Discretion is advised.

A man on vacation stops off in a rural town filled with strange characters and becomes unable to leave.

Cast: Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence

Member Reviews

This is really a great film that hasn't aged a bit in the nearly 50 years since it was made. Although it isn't technically a horror film, it is easily one of the most horrifying films on Shudder. The kangaroo hunt is particularly shocking. You've been warned.

ccm22
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3 days ago

A true blue masterpiece. No it's not horror. Like STRAW DOGS its a nightmare descent into out of control masculinity. This film is way better than that overrated Peckinpah film, though.

dirtypillowz
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8 days ago

"Hello Charlie."..."Did you have a good holiday?"..."I won a bunch of money gambling on flipping coins. Lost all the money gambling on flipping coins. Got drunk, got laid, woke up in the house of Dr. Loomis from Halloween. went kangaroo hunting, wrestled a kangaroo and trashed a bar. I think I might have had sex with Dr. Loomis after that. Got lost in the wasteland. Went to Dr. Loomis' house and shot myself in the head. It was okay."

JackSchmit
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16 days ago

did not like it

angeleye777
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a month ago

I did not like it I did not get the movie

angeleye777
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a month ago