Did you ever worry about getting eaten by giant crocodiles? I remember one time as a youngin’ in Florida, we rented a paddleboat. Immediately we were surrounded by alligators. Still don’t know why they rented those paddleboats there. Too dangerous…
This movie really appealed to me when I saw the box. It’s my life story:
Ready for an excellent crocodile movie with the star of “Wolf Creek”? Sink your teeth into “Dark Age,” the best crocodile-on-a-rampage movie that I’ve ever seen! This 1987 movie is about a crocodile hunter (played by John Jarratt of “Wolf Creek”) who has a daunting assignment: capture and neutralize a 25-foot saltwater crocodile who’s been wreaking havoc in Australia. There’s an added kink: he must not offend the local Aborigine population, who believes that the crocodile is a reflection of their spirit.
Why is this direct-to-video film so good? At Groin, we always give Australian B movies (from back in the day) the highest marks! First of all, it has great atmosphere: you really feel like you’re in the outback, Secondly, the crocodile seems both real and like a real threat. Thirdly, John Jarratt makes for a great hero, tough and resourceful. Finally, the ending, which I won’t give away, is pretty surprising. This film is so much better than the crap we see in theatres today! We need a good Blu-ray release of it soon! And, for what it’s worth, apparently Quentin Tarantino loves this film. Look for “Dark Age” on VHS on Amazon and EBay. It’ll scare you silly!