Well, Greg McLean is a talented guy. He can make a good movie and has a skill in creating a chilling ambiance in an arid landscape. That much is clear from Wolf Creek and that is about the only positive thing there is. The film itself is pointless and nauseating. The violence is not a product of the story, it IS the story: Backpackers (especially the female) get tortured and killed in the Outback. Period.