4. 'Killing Ground'
There are two backwoods locals, the kind with a taste for hunting, too much testosterone and a tendency to take what they want. There are two sets of campers, both of whom oddly seem to be occupying the same riverside site. And there's one Tasmanian director, Damien Power, who's clearly boned up on his vintage, violent horror flicks from the golden age of grindhouses and isn't afraid to push things into the red. At first, the scrambled chronology seems like a gratuitous gimmick; then you realize that the film is using an out-of-order timeline to coil its nightmarish narrative around you before tightening itself like a noose. For those who mourn the fact that no one makes movies like Wes Craven's Last House on the Left any more, we have some good news for you. DF