Charlie’s Farm – Australia, 2014

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‘7 foot, 170 lbs of pure killing machine!’

Charlie’s Farm is a 2014 Australian slasher horror film written and directed by Chris Sun (Daddy’s Little Girl) for Slaughter FX. It stars Tara Reid (IncubusSharknado and sequels), Nathan Jones (Mad Max: Fury Road), Allira Jaques, Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2; Night of the Living Dead; 2001 Maniacs), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th‘s Jason Vorhees; Hatchet and sequels), Dean Kirkright, David Beamish, Sam Coward.

The film was released 4 December 2014 in Australia and in the USA on March 1st, 2015.

Plot:

In an effort to do something different, four friends head into Australia’s outback to explore Charlie’s Farm, the site where a violent family met their end at the hands of an angry mob. Despite all warnings, they persist in their horror-seeking adventure…

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Reviews:

‘Make no mistake about it though – Once Charlie begins his rampage, it is a sight to behold. This is the biggest…thickest bastard that I have ever seen in a horror film. He makes the 2009 Jason Voorhees look like a girl scout. His sheer size leads to some rather creative and original deaths. One or two in particular are sure to make anyone’s “Top Kills” list. Furthermore, Charlie positions himself as a horror icon of the future in a way that feels natural and unforced.’ Luke Rodriguez, ModernHorror.com

‘As a film itself Charlie’s Farm doesn’t bring much new to the genre. It is your standard slash, impale, crush and whatever style of horror but it is the fact that the film seems to elevate itself into the higher realm of this genre alongside the films of Rob Zombie that should fans of Australian cinema very excited. This is a return to good old fashioned horror that has audiences hollering in the cinema…’ David Griffiths, Buzz Magazine

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‘Charlie’s Farm is the R rated film Australia has been dying to see. Its ruthless, no-holds-barred savagery makes it one of the greatest Australian slasher films of all time, and while it may not have the brains of some contemporary offerings like Greg Mclean’s Wolf Creek, it’s got much, much more brawn.’ Cinema Australia

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‘Charlie’s Farm, made by Sun to return to horror’s glory days of the 1970s and 80s, is pleasing for what it tries to achieve. Even if the story takes too long to really kick into gear, intentions are solidified with a strong opening scene and no-fuss gore. It is a type of film Australia is yet embrace in its cinematic identity, and this effort goes towards expanding the Australian side of the genre with bite.’ Being ENTertained

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‘The beautiful landscape of the Australian countryside is captured by writer/director Chris Sun.  He keeps the mood and tone light, and opts for what makes a great movie:  He builds his characters.  He builds them realistically.  He puts the lambs out to slaughter. Charlie’s Farm reminds me why I loved 1980s slasher films so much.  The film is great.  The villain is brutal.’ ScareTissue

 

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