Russell Mulcahy, 95 mins, Australia, 1984, 35mm. Courtesy: Wonder Films & NFSA

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Director Russell Mulcahy's surreal horror film sends up the classic horror genre with gusto and a liberal sprinkling of rock video-clip effects - smoke machines and synthesisers work overtime to provide erratic weather and nightmare visions.

In a highly stylised setting of spectacular sunsets and barren salt plains, American Carl Winters (Gregory Harrison) travels to the Australian outback to investigate the death of his wife Beth (Judy Morris), and is subjected to a range of atrocities involving brothers Benny and Dicko Baker and a monstrous feral pig.

Sheer madness, Razorback satirises a range of contemporary issues with abandon, targeting everything from the dingo baby case to environmental protesters and filmmaking traditions.

Dates   Sat 15 Apr 2006, 2pm
Admission   All Tickets $8
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