Just watched a movie on Netflix called “The Snowtown Murders” (aka Snowtown). For some completely inexplicable and completely stupid reason it’s nestled in the horror section with the likes of Tremors 2, Children of the Corn V, and Hellraiser 90: Pinhead Calls it Quits.
It is a gripping, glacially paced, fantastically shot, acted, and scored Australian film about real life 90’s Australian serial killer John Bunting and his small posse of devotees who torture, kill and barrel-seal people they feel are pedophiles or just plain no good to society. Daniel Henshall, the guy who plays ringleader John Bunting, is terrifying in his ability to go from happy-go-lucky to batshit crazy at the drop of a hat. It is absolutely not a horror film. It is long and has some moments that are very difficult to get through (though, not because of gore), but those who make it through the thing are rewarded with an uncommonly well orchestrated independent cinema experience. This is such an incredibly solid work. Rotten Tomatoes sums it up well; “It’s a bleak and brutal endurance test, but for viewers with the strength and patience to make it to the end, Snowtown will prove an uncommonly powerful viewing experience.”
Does anyone here heed my recommendations? Because I really recommend this.