A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia
Take Wolf Creek, relocate to Croc Swamp and you’ve nailed this intense lo-fi horror from Down Under. Based on real events, the movie presents a predicament rather than a narrative - three tourists get their boat overturned by a crocodile, escape up a mangrove tree and realise they’re stranded with a hungry predator staking them out below.
Shot on location with real crocs, the end result is as much a hostile survivalist eco-nightmare as a traditional creature feature. Raw turns and skilfull shot-craft sustain a sense of menace - less so a third-act plunge into Ripley-esque silliness.
A B-movie in mock-doc “true story” disguise then, but one that bites deep.
A barely disguised B-movie - but one that bites deep.