Beaches, Barbecues, and Blood: 31 Aussie Films for a Sunburnt Halloween
A Dingo Ate My Movie!September 29, 2023x
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Beaches, Barbecues, and Blood: 31 Aussie Films for a Sunburnt Halloween

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What would you do if faced with the daunting challenge of compiling a list of 31 Australian horror films from the 70s, 80s and beyond? How would you dissect each one, unearthing the thematic commonalities while keeping your nerves intact? That's precisely the task we've taken on in this hair-raising episode. Join your host, Pete and special guest, Bede from the Super Network, as we delve into the bone-chilling realm of Aussie horror classics like 'Wake in Fright', 'Night of Fear', and 'Houseboat Horror', kicking off a journey into the spine-tingling depths of cinematic terror.

In our exploration, we detour through Pete's innovative Halloween challenge, venturing into an analysis over thirty-one adrenaline-pumping days. Featuring 'Next Of Kin', 'Razorback', 'Dark Age', and 'Black Sheep', we dissect these classics, unmasking their eerie allure while savouring the thrill of each scare. We take a side trip into indie cinema, where we explore 'Stuffings' - a unique Christmas horror film and Leigh Whannell's 'The Invisible Man'. We also discuss 'Night of Fear', the first Australian horror film, and compare the Australian and US versions of 'Body Melt'.

The climax of our journey takes us into the world of modern horror narratives, where the lines between real-world horrors and fictional terror blur. We intensely examine films like 'The Nightingale', 'Snowtown', 'Little Monsters', and 'Turkey Shoot', all while unearthing their unique horror elements. We also examine classic horror films such as 'Scare Campaign', 'Blood Rage', 'Pieces', 'One Must Fall', and 'Blood Vessel'. We conclude with a glimpse into the future, speculating on the upcoming 'Surrogate'. So, buckle up for a wild ride into the heart of Australian horror cinema – it's a thrilling, chilling adventure not for the faint-hearted.

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