Killing Ground

Suspenseful survival thriller set in backwoods Australia. Aussie filmmaker Damien Power's feature debut.

When young urbanites Ian (Ian Meadows) and Sam (Harriet Dyer) decide to go camping, they arrive at their isolated destination to discover another tent already set up, but no sign of its owners. With the other campers at large, Ian and Sam's discovery of a child wandering alone sets off a terrifying chain of events that will push them to their limits – and beyond.


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Horror, Thriller


Rating: MA15+ Strong themes, violence and coarse language


FilmInk (Australia)


A taut and torturous journey into darkness…

Hollywood Reporter


A blunt, brutally effective survival tale distinguished by the parallel suspense tracks of its non-chronological structure.

Little White Lies


There's shades of Straw Dogs and Deliverance in this effective Aussie backwoods horror, an intelligently restrained work that manages to remain authentic and tense throughout.

Screen International


There's ample confidence guiding this grimy take on the usual camping, stalking and fleeing-filled survivalist formula.

Variety (USA)


Transcends the cliches even as the film uses plenty of familiar tropes, laying down a solid hour of effective buildup to a duly hair-raising, prolonged climax.

New York Times


These personality-free characters fade from your mind even as you're watching the screen, making the brutality waged against them akin to animated mutilation of cartoon creatures.

Los Angeles Times


Continuing the tradition of brutal Australian horror films like "Wolf Creek," "Killing Ground" is an effective indie creeper that unnerves the audience with its all-too-realistic violence.

Sydney Morning Herald


For a first feature, Killing Ground is highly accomplished.