Curator's Note: As part of my job for MOVIECLIPS I help curate the Old Hollywood Trailers channel on YouTube. It's meant to be a source for trailers before the online HD video revolution of recent years. While there's still a load of 21st Century offerings there's a rich archive of earlier films which we only hope to further expand. Throughout the month of October I'm exclusively looking to upload trailers for horror movies new and old.
The first half of the trailer for Wolf Creek suffers too much from title-card-syndrome (a plague that still effects previews to this day). It's basically the equivalent of PowerPoint slides in the middle of a trailer to help pitch the concept, more often than not in the corniest way possible. Things look up when John Jarratt enters the picture as what appears to be a Aussie native with not your traditional hospitality. He's not the Crocodile Hunter, he's the Misbehaving-Teenager Hunter! This trailer doesn't sell Wolf Creek half as much as simply telling someone it's a slasher set in the Outback.
It's more than serendipitous (intentional actually) that I would share this 2005 trailer on the same day we lassoed the trailer for Wolf Creek 2.