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.


  • Nemisis99 2014-03-01 23:16:55
    Oh hell yes. Dark pulsing sounds. Very little dialogue. Good rating on rotten tomatoes. Crazy ass looking characters. Definitely watching this shit.
  • Blackshayde 2014-01-27 01:47:23
    This is the darkest movie I've ever seen, and one of the best.  I had no idea it would be that amazing, a masterpiece.  
  • Christina Walczyk 2014-01-21 20:50:43
    Couldn't even make it half way through the movie too disturbing
  • Nina P 2014-01-12 03:01:40
    Intense movie.
  • Natesh Sharan 2014-01-11 22:33:41
    good movie, acting top notch ....however this movie made me hungry ..all the cast are either eating around a round table or smoking cigarette the entire movie..
  • Casey Bristol 2013-12-19 16:49:08
    May be a stupid question, but I read up on the case and investigation before watching the film so it all made sense. But... Who the hell is the transsexual looking guy, who is also in the origin of the victim web on the wall? I don't understand and I've done my homework... maybe not well enough?! Can anyone tell me?
  • lipstickgirl969 2013-11-28 00:00:31
    Pretty accurate to the true story and the acting of Lucas Pittaway was beautiful. I'm glad I stumbled upon this film even though it creeped me out bit. Very impressive film. 
  • Jayfeatheryy 2013-11-26 14:25:51
    The acting is jaw impressive and compelling...This is what what a film should be.
  • Jayfeatheryy 2013-11-15 11:37:52
    one of the best films ive ever seen
  • Surreal Obsession 2013-11-03 18:34:45
    Yeah. That is fucking hilarious, you stupid cuntbag.
  • penny lane 2013-10-12 22:32:00
    @tiburcio9999 wow just fuck you, honestly.
  • tiburcio9999 2013-10-05 00:40:23
    One the funniest Ted Bundy kills was one 18 year old girl. Just finished high school, she wanted to travel the world by one year before get into university. She intended to do this only by asking for rides in freeways. Turns out, that leaving her house, in the first free way...the first person to give her a ride was TED BUNDY LOL , he raped and kill her, buried her in the woods. Body never was found. thats what i call divine lucky.
  • Casual_SiN 2013-09-25 14:31:57
    I bet you cant stand..........PUPPIES!!!
  • Ultimate Smiter 2013-09-21 17:13:40
    This movie is wack and good, eh mate
  • benmac2112 2013-09-14 05:52:34
    ... Even IF we believed you, nobody would be impressed.
  • MeltingHill 2013-09-02 04:09:01
    You're probably pretty badass then, yeah?
  • PropogandaPictures 2013-09-01 14:33:15
    oooo arent you a badass
  • Eddie Figaro 2013-08-24 09:01:48
    It wasn't even as disturbing as people say. I've seen more disturbing things i my neighborhood right in front of my face. I have more disturbing thoughts than this movie can come close to. Stupid, childish, and lame. A movie for softies. I'm too hard for this bullshit.
  • Eddie Figaro 2013-08-24 08:57:15
    Stupid movie...i just watched it and cant tell you anything about it. Nothing is explained...Who is this guy or that guy? Where are they going? What are they doing now? I didn't understand anyone's role in the movie or why they were there. Saw it from beginning to end and can't explain it. Nothing made me care about the characters to the point where i do not know anyone's name. It jumped from scene to scene with no explanation or clarity. Corney. I hate stuff like this. Waste of time.
  • alex ives 2013-08-22 16:30:09
    is it up ther with the girl next door and suber film ??cus thes are fk up movies man.. not even netflix wants

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