The Snowtown Murders
Available on Prime Video, BFI Player
Based on the horrifying crimes committed by one of Australia’s most notorious serial killers. Directed by Justin Kurzel's (True History of the Kelly Gang, Macbeth), The Snowtown Murders is a stark journey into the feral subculture of addiction, domestic violence, and brutality. Elizabeth Harvey is raising her three boys in Adelaide's poor northern suburbs. When she takes up with a new man, she hopes for security but instead winds up welcoming a vicious predator into her home. John Bunting is the moral compass among a circle of friends who hold self-appointed neighbourhood watch meetings at the kitchen table. Fuelled by cigarettes and beer they cast judgments on those living around them. Bunting enlists his crew in acts of sadistic vigilantism on those he considers deviants and takes Elizabeth's son Jamie under his wing. In a mix of misdirected hero worship and terror, Jamie becomes an accomplice to a spree of torture and murder. The Snowtown Murders is an uncompromising film, focused on the relationship between a vulnerable teenager and a father figure who is revealed to be the worst kind of bully.
Starring Daniel Henshall, Lucas Pittaway, Craig Coyne
Director Justin Kurzel