Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the continental mainland (the world's smallest), the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
60,000 years prior to the first British settlement in 1787, Australia was a land occupied by Indigenous Australians.
Australia is the fifty-third most populous country by population and the sixth largest by area, with over 24 million inhabitants and at 7.6 million square kilometers.
In the Horror genreEdit
Australia has had little influence in the American horror market, though there are several independent films that have been filmed and/or produced in Australia. One of the more noteworthy movies that has come out of Australia is the 2005 psycho-thriller Wolf Creek which details the fate of three backpackers and their encounter with a bloodthirsty murderer in the Australian outback. A lesser known film, The Howling III: The Marsupials, explored the idea of marsupial werewolves who were desccended from the now extinct Tasmanian tiger.
Points of Interest Edit
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Australian outback
- Pebbles Court
- Wolf Creek
Films that take place in Australia Edit
Characters from Australia Edit
- Footage of real sharks in the 1975 film Jaws was shot by Australian shark experts Ron and Valerie Taylor off Dangerous Reef in South Australia.