Norman (Jordan Waller) is a butcher with Polish heritage living in the UK. He owns his own business and spends most of the working day preparing the meat just like his mother taught him. Annabelle (Kathryn Wilder) is a part time actress who seems to have found fame as the face of a stool softening product, it’s not her ideal acting role, but she keeps trying to find better work until she makes her big break.
Norman and Annabelle are twins and despite their differences, they have to get together for their mother’s funeral. However, after a slip of the tongue by a relative, Norman and Annabelle find out that they’re adopted and their mother lives in a place called Two Heads Creek – in Australia.
Two Heads Creek is a British/Australian horror comedy written by Jordan Waller and directed by Australian Jesse O’ Brian. As Norman and Annabelle venture to the other side of the world they’re unsure what to expect. Norman is ever hopeful with a rose-tinted view of his real mother, while Annabelle just wants to be anywhere where she’s not recognised.
Norman is also the quintessentially polite Englishman, whereas Annabelle’s point of view is a little less politically correct. Together they eventually find Two Heads Creek and it’s not exactly the idyllic Australian holiday destination they were expecting.
The cast of Two Heads Creek are all very good in their roles, in particular Norman and Annabelle who have chemistry and the script helps to give the audience the idea that they may really be related. However, the movie does take quite a while to get going and in the meantime the audience is greeted by the Two Heads Creek locals and the Australian stereotypes come thick and fast.
For horror fans, they may have to wait a while, but like the Antipodean clichés, the blood and gore comes thick and fast for those who have the patience to wait and it may all be worth it in the end.
However, for those who are interested in plot and characters, the reasoning behind the horror takes a little while to sink in, but when it does and the villains are revealed for their evil motives, the audience may realise all too late that the plot is rather thin.
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