Razorback (1984) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

by Natalie Kiser

Previous episodes of our  Best Foreign Horror Movies  video series have covered films from all around the globe. Italy, Japan, Sweden, Norway, France, Russia, Spain. The latest episode of the series ventures off to another country. For the first time, Best Foreign Horror Movies is covering a film from Australia – and the movie is question is director Russell Mulcahy’s 1984 “nature run amok” killer boar movie Razorback (watch it HERE)! To find out what we had to say about Razorback, check out the video embedded above.

Scripted by Everett De Roche and based on a novel by Peter Brennan, Razorback has the following synopsis:

Somewhere in the Australian outback there’s a creature that can rip a man in half. And destroy a house in seconds. Razorback – a giant freak of Nature, nine hundred pounds of tusk and muscle which terrorizes an isolated community as violent and primitive as itself. Animal Rights campaigner Beth Winters incites the hatred of these roughnecks when she tries to expose their mass slaughter of kangaroos for pet food. She vanishes. Her distraught husband travels to discover the truth behind her disappearance and the evil elements turn on him. But the menace is double-edged: without warning the Razorback appears…

The film stars Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood, David Argue, and Judy Morris.

The Best Foreign Horror Movies series is

dedicated to highlighting horror films from outside North America that carry lots of punch, bite, scares and/or stabs! Hop on and enjoy the horror ride around the world.

The Razorback episode of the show was Written and Narrated by Andrew Hatfield, Edited by Gonzalo Lopez, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Are you a fan of Razorback? Let us know your thoughts on this movie by leaving a comment below.

The previous episodes of Best Foreign Horror Movies covered Dario Argento’s  Deep Red , Lucio Fulci’s  Zombie , Hideo Nakata’s  Ringu , Dario Argento’s  Sleepless, Tomas Alfredson’s  Let the Right One In , Tommy Wirkola’s  Dead Snow , Alexandre Aja’s  High Tension , Timur Bekmambetov’s  Night Watch , and Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone . A few of those episodes can be seen below. To see more, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe to the channel while you’re there!