That of course leaves the sharp pointy teeth and blood covered mouth on the cover art of the UK DVD release. This drew me in and, honestly, the film ended up an intriguing watch that merged genres like crazy. There is the teen aspect (6 friends out in the outback), there is a ten little Indians aesthetic, then there is the turning into a creature aspect that has the overtones of vampire and running zombie/infected, finally there is a monster aspect that was bizarre, almost Lovecraftian with a tentacle aspect that fulfils the aspects of some of the darker Japanese fare.
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They find the mountain and a tunnel that leads to the valley. They are passing through the tunnel but Anja starts to freak out. We discover later that her ex-boyfriend was a sadist who locked her in a cellar for a week. She stumbles, cuts her arm and blacks out – the spilled blood starts a reaction in the cave that leads to something being ejaculated into a billabong. It is decided that the gang will go through the tunnel and Anja will drive round the mountain and meet them.
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All in all, it was an interesting film but it isn’t vamp, indeed it is more on the infected end of the zombie spectrum – though perhaps it lends the creatures a little more purpose. The imdb page is here.