View Full Version : New Australian Horror Film Bunyip

Ian Jane
04-11-2013, 12:11 PM
"When a team-building hike strays into the territory of an unknown Australian predator, this group of tech-savvy, thrill seeking city folk will discover that some legends have teeth..."

Official website!




Dom D
04-11-2013, 10:58 PM
Bunyips! Strangely cut trailer but about time we had a bunyip movie.

Ian Jane
04-12-2013, 11:39 AM
I had never heard of a Bunyip before - had no idea what it was. Went to Wikipedia yesterday for some cheap and easy answers....


...."The bunyip, or kianpraty,[1] is a large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. The origin of the word bunyip has been traced to the Wemba-Wemba or Wergaia language of Aboriginal people of South-Eastern Australia.[2][3][4] However, the bunyip appears to have formed part of traditional Aboriginal beliefs and stories throughout Australia, although its name varied according to tribal nomenclature.[5] In his 2001 book, writer Robert Holden identified at least nine regional variations for the creature known as the bunyip across Aboriginal Australia.[4] Various written accounts of bunyips were made by Europeans in the early and mid-19th century, as settlement spread across the country."

Sounds like there's the making of a good monster movie in there. Sounds almost like an Australian bigfoot or something.

Dom D
04-12-2013, 06:18 PM
The Bunyip is our Bigfoot though less often sighted by amatuer photoographers. Don't hear about them much these days. Actually while Oz film is heavily and unnaturally skewed towards Aboriginal stories not much use has ever been made of Aboriginal myths and legends. There's quite a bit there for plundering.

Paul Casey
04-12-2013, 06:50 PM
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh187/pcasey521/Bunyip_zps9ce770cf.jpg (http://s256.photobucket.com/user/pcasey521/media/Bunyip_zps9ce770cf.jpg.html)

Ian Jane
04-13-2013, 10:21 AM