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
Hated. Would give zero skulls. Don’t waste your time.
I found this movie to be be personally offensive brutal and cruel no story senseless cruelty
Tremendous movie. Very atmospheric and surreal. Although the hunting scene is gratuitous and very cruel... no idea why they’d include real kangaroo hunting. Pretty fucked up... my review is premised on being in an alternate universe where that scene does not occur.
Honestly a fucking great movie. The plot doesn’t make much sense and the kangaroo scene is terrible (and real). But, the overall setting, ambiance, and theme is really unique and interesting.
Really really good.