Boar is written and directed by Chris Sun (Charlie’s Farm, Daddy’s Little Girl) and is presented here as part of Signature Entertainment‘s Frightfest Presents collection.
Packed with gore and plenty of good hearty Australian language, this film is more deserving of its 18 certificate than most and is not for the faint hearted.
“Everyone here thinks I’ve got a few roos loose in the top paddock, if you know what I mean.”
In small town Australia, a local legend has sprung up, fueled by the local drunk, Jack (Chris Haywood – Muriel’s Wedding, Quigley Down Under) who claims to have seen a giant pig in the outback.
Nobody believes him, but the fact remains that something in the area is destroying fences and killing the livestock, and no-one knows what it is.
As everyone meets in the local pub, owner Sasha (Melissa Tkautz – Housos, E Street) knows everyone’s business. She is therefore very worried when her father Ken (John Jarratt – Wolf Creek, Picnic at Hanging Rock) and his best mate Blue (Roger Ward – Mad Max, Bad Behaviour) go camping and don’t return when they should.
In the meantime, enormous local farmer Bernie (Nathan Jones – Mad Max: Fury Road, Fearless) has family visiting. His sister Debbie (Simone Buchanan – Hey Dad!) and her husband Bruce (Bill Moseley – The Devil’s Rejects) and her kids Bart (Griffin Walsh) and Ellie (Christie-Lee Britten – Alfa Maschi), plus her boyfriend Robert (Hugh Sheridan – Packed to the Rafters) are all here to enjoy the sights of the outback.
They may well be in for a little bit more than they bargained for, as it is up to them and what’s left of the locals to take on a very real local legend.
Boar is a very entertaining film to watch. The language is filthy, the locals revel in insulting each other and nearly every word is a swear word. The script is funny, quite dark and pretty offensive in places.
The special effects aren’t brilliant, but they work and you get to see the Boar in all its glory right the way through the film, instead of the veiled glimpses which you usually get, much better. There’s plenty of blood and guts and lots of enthusiastic running about in the middle of nowhere, while the Sheilas turn out to be as good at kicking pig rear end as the blokes.
Gloriously Australian and cliched as you like. Boar is great fun and well worth adding to your collection.
“Either I’m p****d off my t**s mate, or that’s the biggest f*****g boar I’ve ever seen.”
Boar is available to buy now on DVD and Digital.