One of the most fascinating things horror is how various parts of the world interpret the genre. Whether it is the predominantly outdoorsy horror in America to the supernatural tales from Japan each nation seems to have their own take on terror. One of the most fascinating is countries when it comes to horror movies is Australia. The content is like American horror but their movies have a mean streak that runs through it. A perfect example of this is IFC Midnight’s Killing Ground.
Starring Harriet Dyers and Ian Meadows Killing Ground is about fiancés Sam and Ian going on a camping trip together. Worried by an abandoned tent nearby they are shocked to discover a toddler wandering the forest. Pursued by local hunters German and Chook Sam and Ian are pushed to the edge and expose horrifying sides of themselves they couldn’t have imagined before. The feature debut of writer-director Damien Power Killing Ground takes the evil redneck subgenre and gives it the rough edges that only way Australian filmmakers can pull off. In fact, since the year 2000 we have seen a significant uptick in tremendous uptick in quality Australian horror. If you still need more proof here are 5 of the best Australian horror movies of the 21st century.