Exclusive look at the official Killing Ground poster
Earlier today, we lost our marbles praising director Damien Power’s harrowing Australian horror thriller Killing Ground, a movie whose simple premise gives the filmmaker and his talented cast and crew a long leash to create what might be one of the most effective little chillers of the year. Nobody does it quite like the Aussies, do they?
The film tells the tale of amorous young couple, Sam (Harriet Dyer) and Ian (Ian Meadows), driving to their destination through the backwoods of Tasmania, talking about their lives and their future, stopping only for directions from a gruff local who seems helpful. Seems being the key word. When the pair arrive at their destination, they find another tent, abandoned. And as they hunker down for the night, Sam and Ian begin the realize that things are not so idyllic; violence explodes, tables are turned, then turned and turned again and Power thrusts the viewer into a protracted climax that’s just as savage as the final reel of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
IFC Midnight will release Killing Ground on July 21st in theaters and VOD, but we have your first look at the official poster, pictured at the top of this page. Killing Ground isn’t an easy movie to endure, but braver audiences will be richly rewarded.