In The Winter Dark (1998)

JAMES BOGLE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB

Australia, 1998.  Goalpost Pictures, R.B. Films.  Story by , Screenplay by James Bogle, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Obscure Australian film has ten times more atmosphere than actual plot, and doesn’t even get by successfully on that. A paranoid rancher lets his most ignorant fears get the best of him, leading him to think that an unstoppable evil is coming to take his farm from him. His kindly neighbour (an excellent ) thinks he’s overreacting and his drab wife (, in a thankless role) doesn’t know what to make of it at all. The film wants to be creepy, but after the first weird half it’s just boring.

Toronto International Film Festival:  1998

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