The Snowtown Murders

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

The Snowtown Murders

In 2011, Australian director Justin Kurzel released a film that would go on to become one of the most gruesome and disturbing in the country's history. The Snowtown Murders tells the story of John Bunting, a man who murders 11 people over a period of several years. The film is based on true events and was shot in the actual locations where the killings took place.


The Snowtown Murders is an unsettling film, to say the least. Kurzel doesn't shy away from showing the gruesome details of Bunting's crimes, and the result is a film that is both difficult to watch and impossible to forget. If you're looking for a true-crime film that will shock and disturb you, The Snowtown Murders is definitely worth a watch. Just be prepared for some extremely disturbing scenes.


The film stars Daniel Henshall as John Bunting and Lucas Pittaway as Jamie Vlassakis. Henshall gives a chilling performance as Bunting, and Pittaway is equally impressive as his young accomplice. The rest of the cast is also excellent, including Anthony LaPaglia as Detective Sergeant Joe Glynn, the investigator who eventually brings Bunting to justice.


The Snowtown Murders is a harrowing film, but it's also an important one. It's a reminder of the evil that exists in the world, and of the importance of bringing killers to justice. If you can stomach the graphic violence, The Snowtown Murders is definitely worth watching.


The critical reception to The Snowtown Murders has been largely positive. The film currently holds a 70% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has been praised by critics for its brutal honesty. If you're interested in Australian true crime, or if you're simply looking for a good horror film, The Snowtown Murders is definitely worth checking out.


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