22 Australian Horror Films That Will Ruin Your Life

From Outback serial killers and man-eating crocodiles, to psychological terrors and Tasmanian cannibals, these flicks are putting the ‘RA!’ in ‘STRAYA’.

1. Snowtown (2011)

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Based on the true story of the ‘bodies-in-barrels’ murders, which is about as fun as it sounds.

ID: 3446827

2. Roadgames (1981)

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Jamie-Lee Curtis in her Scream Queen prime, playing a hitchhiker used as bait by a serial killer along a desolate Australian highway.

ID: 3446828

3. Dying Breed (2008)

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The only thing more terrifying than Tasmania? Cannibals. Cannibals in Tasmania.

ID: 3446856

4. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

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A small Aussie town with a flailing economy comes up with the novel – and horrifying – idea of causing car accidents to sell the valuables left over from the victims.

ID: 3446858

5. The Loved Ones (2009)

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Worst. Prom. Ever. #drill

ID: 3446861

6. Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

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If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure for a big surprise…

ID: 3446864

7. The Tunnel (2011)

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Who ever thought exploring the abandoned train tunnels under Sydney was a good idea? Bag full of NOPE.

ID: 3446873

8. Triangle (2009)

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A yachting trip gone wrong. Did these people learning nothing from Dead Calm? Yeesh.

ID: 3446875

9. Saw (2004)

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“I want to play a game…”

ID: 3446876

10. Patrick (1978)

One of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite films. A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills using telekinetic powers. Avoid the 2013 remake.

ID: 3446879

11. The Babadook (2014)

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Creepy kid? Check. Grieving single mother? Check check. Monstorous murder? Triple check. Will have you jumping at the sound of creaking door? You betcha.

ID: 3446881

12. Wolf Creek (2005)

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Terrifying tourists and lovers of John Jarratt’s Playschool days in equal measure, Greg McLean’s debut has become an Aussie horror classic.

ID: 3446882

13. Wolf Creek 2 (2014)

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Flying kangaroos, Donald Bradman and pig on a stick are all phrases that will make your blood run cold(er).

ID: 3446883

14. The Reef (2010)

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The Blair Witch Project meets Finding Nemo, but with more sharks.

ID: 3446887

15. Turkey Shoot (1982)

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The Hunger Games before The Hunger Games.

ID: 3453777

16. These Final Hours (2014)

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Is there anything worse than spending the last 12 hours on Earth in Perth? Yes, it turns out. There is.

ID: 3453803

17. Daybreakers (2009)

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Willem Dafoe as a crossbow wielding vampire hunter muttering this line: ‘Being human in a world full of vampires is about as safe as barebacking a five dollar whore’.

ID: 3453830

18. Black Water and Rogue (2007)

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A case of Dante’s Peak and Volcano, Armageddon and Deep Impact, Mirror Mirror and Snow White And The Hunstman… you get the drift. A movie double-up with two Australian man-eating crocodile = twice the terror.

ID: 3453849
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ID: 3453864

19. The Rover (2014)

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Goodbye Edward Cullen, hello bleak Australian desert and the most terrifying version of Guy Pearce since Prometheus.

ID: 3453876

20. Luke Mungo (2008)

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Part psychological horror, part mockumentray, this low-budget but very clever look at grief is not for the faint-hearted.

ID: 3453899

21. Van Dieman’s Land (2009)

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The real-life tale of Australia’s most notorious convict Alexander Pearce, who ate fellow prisoners. Tasmania, man.

ID: 3453910

22. Razorback (1984)

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Before there was Babe, there was a man-eating pig known as Razorback

ID: 3453916

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