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Based on real events, The Snowtown Murders trailer will haunt you

02.15.2012

IFC Midnight just sent over this incredibly stark trailer for THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS, based on the true series of murders in Snowtown, Australia in 1999. It follows the events leading up to the notorious discovery of eight bodies in barrels of acid, still considered one of the most heinous crimes in the country's history. 

The synopsis-

Elizabeth Harvey (Louise Harris) is raising her three boys in Adelaide's poor northern suburbs. After her latest boyfriend displays pedophilic tendencies, she takes up with a new man, hoping for security but instead winds up welcoming an even more vicious predator into her home.

John Bunting (Daniel Henshall) is the moral compass among a circle of friends who hold self-appointed neighborhood watch meetings at the kitchen table. Fueled by cigarettes and beer they cast judgments on those living around them. Bunting enlists his crew in acts of sadistic vigilantism on those he considers deviants takes Elizabeth's son Jamie (Lucas Pittaway) under his wing. In a mix of misdirected hero worship and terror, Jamie becomes an accomplice to a spree of torture and murder.

The directorial debut of Justin Kurzel will release at the IFC Center in NYC on March 2nd, 2012 and roll out nationwide soon after.

ANIMAL KINGDOM, THE SQUARE- Australia sure has been on a roll with the intense crime flicks, haven't they? If this trailer for THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS is any indication, we're in for it all over again. 

Source: IFC Midnight

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