Killing Ground

Synopsis: A couple's camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Damien Power
Production: IFC Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

Salvation, eleven letters.

- Salvation?

- Yeah.

Second letter, E.

- Nah, sorry, can't help you.

- Redemption. Redemption.

R-E-D-E-M-P-T-I-O-N. No, doesn't fit.

- No?

- Oh, here's one for you.

"Connected to the knee bone, five letters."

Uh, tibia. Or the femur.

- Ah, it's femur.

- Yes!

And the femur's connected to the...

To the pelvis.

- The hipbone?

- Yeah.

And what's the hipbone connected to the...

The sacrum.

- And the sacrum's connected to the...

- To the lumbar vertebrae.

And the lumbar vertebra's connected to the...

Thoracic vertebrae.

And the thoracic vertebra's

connected to the...

The cervical vertebrae.

And the cervical vertebra's

connected to the...

The skull.

What about shoulder bone?

I think you missed it.

Actually, the shoulder bone is only

connected to the axial skeleton...

...via the sternoclavicular joint which is

where the collarbone meets the sternum.

Interesting fact, the shoulder is

held in place mostly by muscle...

...which is why it's so easily dislocated.

Mmm, love it when you talk medical to me.

Oh, how good's that champagne gonna be?

- Did you pack it?

- No.

I left it in the fridge...

...there was no room in the esky,

I was gonna put it all in a cooler bag.

No, that's alright.

We can stop in at a pub or something.

- Just the champagne?

- Uh, grab us a six pack?

Oh, shit!

- Oh, f*ck.

- You okay?

Yeah, I'm okay.

- Hey, excuse me, mate?

- Hang on, mate. Banjo!

- Yeah?

- Yeah, we're just, um...

...we're heading into Gungilee Falls.

Do you know what that road's like in there?

Yeah, you need a four wheel drive

to get into the falls.

- Ah, really?

- Yeah.

- You goin' camping?

- Ah, that's the plan, yeah.

- You ever been to Stony Creek?

- No, where's that?

It's upriver from Gungilee Falls.

There's a good camping spot there.

We just graded the road in,

so you won't have any trouble.

- Okay, thanks. We'll think about it.

- Yeah.


No worries, mate.

- Hey, how'd you go?

- Uh, it's not French, but it's got bubbles.

- That'll do.

- Yeah.

Every school holidays till Dad got sick.

Big campgrounds, mostly, you know.

Grown ups pissed and sunburnt,

kids running everywhere.

We loved it, but Dad preferred it

when we went somewhere quiet like this.

I think the last time I went camping

a guy set his tent on fire.

- What? When was that?

- High school.

This guy got covered in melted plastic

and he got third degree burns.

- He lost most of his hair.

- Jesus! Did you see it happen?

No, 'cause boys and girls were kept

separate but we heard him.

- Everyone heard him.

- That's awful.

Everyone thought he was smoking,

but he wasn't a smoker.

And I asked him how he started the fire.

He said he was playing with matches...

...but the flame wasn't big enough so he lit

a piece of paper and the tent just went up.


He was already a pretty weird kid.

The scars just made it worse.

Uh... that's the turn off!

F*ck! Are you okay?

- Yeah, yeah, I'm fine. Are you alright?

- Yeah? Yeah. Sorry.

No, it's okay.


Looks like someone's beaten us to it.

- Maybe they're just here for the day.

- It's a long way to come just for the day.

It's beautiful.

Yeah, it is. It's pretty much

how I remember it except for the tent.

There's plenty of room.

We can set up over here.


Hey, it might not be such a bad idea

to have company on New Year's.

Well, what if they're dickheads?

Oh, well, then we'll just go to bed

and we'll have really quiet sex.

You can be quiet?

- Yeah.

- Yeah?

- If I have to.

- Mmm.

- Mmm?

- Alright, I'll get the stuff.

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