Although “Road Train” (aka “Road Kill”) was easily one of the worst genre films I’ve experienced this year, I’m still a huge pulsating fan of Australian horror. For whatever reason, filmmakers from this region seem to have their finger on the proverbial pulse, resulting in some of the most terrifying and visually rich shockers in the past several years. Not surprisingly, the forthcoming Aussie horror/thriller “Red Hill” looks fantastic, and while the film has received a handful of lukewarm reviews from those who have seen it, the trailer lurking below suggests something else entirely. Am I just a sucker for movies about one-man killing machines and the reluctant heroes who are forced to them them down? Definitely. However, as biased as my opinion may be, you have to admit that there’s something incredibly badass about this particular clip. Sony Pictures recently picked this thing up for distribution, so hopefully I won’t have to wait too long to check it out.
Here’s the plot, courtesy of Horror-Movies.ca:
RED HILL follows young police officer Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten) as he relocates to the small country town of Red Hill with his pregnant wife Alice (Claire van der Boom) to start a family. But when news of a prison break sends the local law enforcement officers – led by the town’s ruling presence, Old Bill (Steve Bisley) – into a panic, Shane’s first day on duty rapidly turns into a nightmare. Enter Jimmy Conway (Tom E. Lewis), a convicted murderer serving life behind bars, who has returned to the isolated outpost seeking revenge. Now caught in the middle of what will become a terrifying and bloody confrontation, Shane will be forced to take the law into his own hands if he is to survive.
“Red Hill”, which is directed by Patrick Hughes and stars “True Blood” alumni Ryan Kwanten, opens in Australian theaters on on October 28th.