The Snowtown Murders (2011)

The Snowtown Murders (2011)
 

Director Justin Kurzel

Writer Shaun Grant, Shaun Grant (story), Justin Kurzel (story), Debi Marshall (book), Andrew McGarry (book)

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama

Year 2011

Actors Lucas Pittaway, Bob Adriaens, Louise Harris, Frank Cwiertniak

IMDB : 6.6 (13,559 votes)


 

Description Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mother, Elizabeth, and two younger brothers, Alex and Nicholas, in a housing trust home in Adelaide's northern suburbs. Their home is but one of many sun-starved houses crammed together to cater for a disenfranchised society. Jamie longs for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him and his salvation arrives in the form of John, a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid. As John spends more and more time with Jamie's family, Elizabeth and her boys begin to experience a stability and sense of family that they have never known. John moves from the role of Jamie's protector to that of a mentor, indoctrinating Jamie into his world, a world brimming with bigotry, righteousness and malice. Like a son mimicking his father, Jamie soon begins to take on some of John's traits and beliefs as he spends more and more time with him and his select group of friends. The protection and guidance that John presents to Jamie is initially welcomed however as events occur around him, including the disappearance of several people, Jamie begins to harbour deep suspicions about John and his motivations. When the truth is finally revealed to Jamie his hopes of happiness are threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his father-figure John Bunting, Australia's most notorious serial killer.

Comments

  • Kristine bb. ygurl 2017-02-27 07:25:13
    Most sad and disturbing movie ever :/ sad thing is, this is based on a true story AND this is still happening in other countries and no one knows about it :( makes me cry
  • Hannah Lukens 2017-01-07 07:38:40
    everyone will tell you this is the shittiest movie ever, but if you really pay attention and understand it, it'll honestly be one of your favorites. this is such a powerful movie
  • TheRottman1 2017-01-04 06:19:21
    the snowtown bodys in the barrels sickened me when i heard all about it,aND I WONDERED HOW THEY COULD GET AWAY DOING A FILM ABOUT IT WITHOUT IT BEING WAY TOO HORRIFIC,BUT ONLY SEE ONE MURDER THANK GOD,BUT YOU DONT NEED TO SEE THE GORE,THE HORROR IS HOW THIS PRICK CONTROL FREAK BRAINWASHED N MUNIPULATED PPL IN HIS AREA,N THEN WEN THEY MIGHT GET LOOSE LIPS HE'D KILL THEM.THE REAL NUMBER OF DEATHS WAS ABOUT 35 TO 38,BUT BUNTING ONLY DONE FOR 11.caps sorry,love to know wat americans thought,cant get any real than this film..
  • English Harry 2016-12-17 20:28:48
    I saw this film and it made me cry
  • endorphinz 2016-11-20 01:05:05
    Movie was incredible. Great acting, and a thick atmosphere of dread and despair. It drops you smack dab in the middle of this desolate, depressing town and doesn't allow you to leave it easily, just like the characters can't leave it, either (in the movie and in real life). It really underscores how easy it was for this main guy's delusions and manipulations to attract others into his sphere of influence. Just a powerful film.
  • MsSaelee 2016-11-01 22:12:56
    I just tooted!
  • dcfan1107 2016-07-23 21:10:09
    0:55 what the hell was that??
  • Penny Guidry 2016-07-12 14:16:49
    on Netflix
  • Gordon Bennett 2016-06-28 05:51:35
    No one makes gritty films like the Aussies.
  • Peter 2016-06-05 05:39:54
    Good movie. I just finished it. Definitely worth watching!
  • bclion56 2016-05-23 21:00:40
    why did he kill his little brother at the end? Did i miss something? I know why they killed troy bc of the rape, but not sure why they killed dave
  • Rad MovieGuy 2016-05-12 13:20:10
    Does anyone know where i can get this on Bluray?
  • Nat N 2016-05-02 13:35:35
    I saw this movie twice cause I have a mad fascination with killers.... It was pretty disturbing to watch. Slow, yes, kinda lame at times, yes, but over all I enjoyed it.
  • OJK86 2016-04-17 13:15:47
    a true horror.
  • Ck1MV 2016-03-16 06:48:14
    This has to be the worst movie i have ever seen. Confusing with barely any talking or plot. I couldn't make any sense of it whatsoever. If someone would like to explain it to me that would be fantastic.
  • TheWarfare07 2016-02-20 07:09:40
    trailer is lame as hell. doesn't explain shit
  • JT Getkin 2016-02-11 05:11:15
    Don't even waste 2 hours of your time with this shitty movie soooooo fucking slow the entire movie is slow with an absolute terrible ending it doesn't even show how they get caught
  • Tyler Bourgoin 2016-01-25 06:17:54
    The trailer did or the film?
  • Nobody likes the chanting Zombies 2016-01-17 17:04:27
    2 hours of listening to people eat
  • Dits 1 2016-01-07 02:03:30
    I atcually live not far from where these people were living and there are a couple of minor flaws in this movie.. the supposed house where they lived and buried bodies (which was bulldozed after and new buildings built on the land) was on a main road in a suburb called Salisbury North, there were no houses similar across the road. Although the houses are identical most was filmed in a backstreet nearby. Another flaw was when they were travelling to Snowtown which is about 1 1/4 hour drive north of Adelaide you go through a town called Pt Wakefield, after passing this town there is a right turn off towards Snowtown, a main highway to the North, but they showed them heading straight and not going anywhere near Snowtown. I know because i have travelled that rd many times. Other than that, i guess it's as close as they could come to a true gruesome event.

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