Horror, science fiction, fantasy ...

See lower down for categorised lists in date order: scifi, vampire, zombie, slasher, supernatural, fantasy, monstrous nature, prison.

in alpha order

Abra Cadabra (Alexander Stitt, 1983): animated SF
Alison's Birthday (Ian Coughlan, 1981)
And the Word Was Made Flesh (Dusan Marek, 1971)
As Time Goes By (Barry Peak, 1988): SF
Bad Boy Bubby (Rolf de Heer, 1994)
Bad Taste (Peter Jackson, 1988)
Battletruck (Harley Cokliss, 1982)
Bedevil (Tracey Moffatt, 1993)
Beyond the Rim (Craig Godfrey, 1992)
Big Hurt (Barry Peak, 1985)
Black Sheep (Jonathan King, 2006) NZ
Black Water (David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki, 2007)
Blame (Michael Henry, 2010)
Bliss (Ray Lawrence, 1985)
Bloodlust (Richard Wolstencroft & Jon Hewitt, 1991)
Bloodmoon (Alec Mills, 1990)
Bloodrush (Mark Stone, 1997)
Body Melt (Philip Brophy, 1993)
Boys, The (Rowan Woods, 1998)
Brainblast (Andy Neyl, 1987)
Braindead (Peter Jackson, 1992) NZ
Cars that Ate Paris, The (Peter Weir, 1974) (aka The Cars that Eat People)
Cassandra (Colin Eggleston, 1986)
Celia (Ann Turner, 1988)
Chain Reaction (Ian Berry, 1980)
Contagion (Karl Zwicky, 1987)
Crosstalk (Mark Egerton, 1982)
Crush (Jeffrey Gerritsen, John V. Soto, 2009)
Cubbyhouse (Murray Fahey, 2003)
Cut (Kimble Rendall, 1999)
Dangerous Game (Stephen Hopkins, 1991)
Dark Age (Arch Nicholson, 1986)
Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998)
Dark of the Night (Gaylene Preston, 1985)
Dead Calm (Phillip Noyce, 1988)
Dead End Drive-In (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1986)
Dead Kids (Michael Laughlin, 1981) NZ
Dead Sleep (Alec Mills, 1990)
Death and Life of Otto Bloom, The (Cris Jones, 2016)
Death Run (Robert A. Cocks, 1989)
Death Warmed Up (David Blyth, 1984) NZ
Demonstone (Andrew Prowse, 1990)
Done to Death (Darren Boyce, 1993)
Dreaming, The (Mario Andreacchio, 1988)
Duran Duran (Garnet Mae, 1999) SF
End Play (Tim Burstall, 1976)
Epsilon (Rolf de Heer, 1995) SF
Face at the Window, The (Charles Villiers, 1919)
Fatal Bond (Vincent Monton, 1991)
Fatal Sky (Frank Shields, 1989)
Fisher's Ghost (Raymond Longford, 1924)
Fortress (Stuart Gordon, 1992)
Frenchman's Farm (Ron Way, 1987)
Frog Dreaming (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1986)
Future Past (Rob Stewart, 1987)
Ghosts ... of the Civil Dead (John Hillcoat, 1989)
Guyra Ghost Mystery (John Cosgrove, 1921)
Harlequin (Simon Wincer, 1980)
Haydn Keenan's Pandemonium (Haydn Keenan, 1988)
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The (Peter Jackson, 2012) NZ
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The (Peter Jackson, 2013) NZ
Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The (Peter Jackson, 2014) NZ
Homesdale (Peter Weir, 1971)
Horror Movie (Maurice Murphy, 1981)
Hostage (Frank Shields, 1983) (aka Savage Attraction)
Hound of Music (Gary McFeat, 1986)
Houseboat Horror (Ollie Martin, 1988)
Howling III: The Marsupials (Philippe Mora, 1987)
In the Winter Dark (James Bogle, 1998)
Incident at Raven's Gate (Rolf de Heer, 1989) aka Encounter at Raven's Gate
Intimate Man, The (Hugh Sullivan, 2014)
Inn of the Damned (Terry Bourke, 1975)
Innocent Prey (Colin Eggleston, 1984)
Interview, The (Craig Monahan, 1998)
Kadaicha (James Bogle, 1987)
Lady, Stay Dead (Terry Bourke, 1982)
Last Wave, The (Peter Weir, 1977)
Link (Richard Franklin, 1986)
Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston, 1979)
Lost Things (Martin Murphy, 2004)
Loved Ones, The (Sean Byrne, 2009)
Mad Bomber in Love (James Bogle, 1992)
Mad Max (Dr George Miller, 1979)
Mad Max 2 (George Miller, 1981) aka The Road Warrior
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (George Miller & George Ogilvie, 1985)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Dr George Miller, 2015)
Meet the Feebles (Peter Jackson, 1989)
Metal Skin (Geoffrey Wright, 1994)
Mr Wrong (Gaylene Preston, 1985) aka Dark of the Night; NZ
Min-Min (Carl T. Woods, 1990)
Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey, The (Vincent Ward, 1988) NZ
Needle (John V. Soto, 2010)
Next of Kin (Tony Williams, 1982)
Night of Fear (Terry Bourke, 1973)
Nightmares (John Lamond, 1980)
No Escape (Martin Campbell, 1994) aka Escape from Absolom
One Night Stand (John Duigan, 1984)
Out of the Body (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1988)
Outback Vampires (Colin Eggleston, 1987)
Patrick (Richard Franklin, 1978)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)
Pitch Black (David N. Twohy, 2000)
Plumber, The (Peter Weir, 1978)
Predestination (Michael & Peter Spierig, 2014)
Presence, The (John Rhall, 1992)
Queen of the Damned (Michael Rymer, 2002)
Razorback (Russell Mulcahy, 1984)
Red Billabong (Luke Sparke, 2016)
Returning, The (John Day, 1990) NZ
Road Train (Dean Francis, 2010)
Roadgames (Richard Franklin, 1981)
Rogue (Greg McLean, 2007)
Romper Stomper (Geoffrey Wright, 1992)
Sabbat of the Black Cat (Ralph Lawrence Marsden, 1973)
Salute of the Jugger (David Peoples, 1989) aka Blood of Heroes
Savage Attraction (Frank Shields, 1983)
Scarecrow, The (Sam Pillsbury, 1982) NZ
SFv1 (Shane Abbess, 2016)
Sher Mountain Killings Mystery (Vince Martin, 1990)
Shirley Thompson versus the Aliens (Jim Sharman, 1972)
Snowtown (Justin Kurzel, 2011)
Snapshot (Simon Wincer, 1979)
Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (Alex Proyas, 1988)
Spook (David Anthony Hall, 1986)
Strangler's Grip (Franklyn Barrett, 1912)
Subterano (Esben Storm, 2003)
Summer of Secrets (Jim Sharman, 1976)
Summerfield (Ken Hannam, 1977)
Survivor (David Hemmings, 1981)
Terminus (Marc Furmie, 2015)
Thirst (Rod Hardy, 1979)
13th Floor, The (Chris Roache, 1989)
Time Guardian, The (Brian Hannant, 1987) SF
Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982) aka Escape 2000, Blood Camp Thatcher
Twins, The (Leslie McCallum, 1923)
Two Hands (Gregor Jordan, 1999)
Undead (Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, 2003)
Under Capricorn (Alfred Hitchcock, 1949)
Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders, 1992) aka Bis ans Ende der Welt
Vicious (Karl Zwicky, 1988)
Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971)
Weekend of Shadows (Tom Jeffrey, 1978)
Well, The (Samantha Lang, 1997)
Weird Ones (John Meagher, 1998) aka I Am Green
Wolf Creek (Greg McLean, 2005)
Wolf Creek 2 (Greg McLean, 2013)
Zombie Brigade (Barrie Pattison, 1987)


Australasian science fiction films

in date order

Shirley Thompson versus The Aliens (Jim Sharman, 1972)
Summer of Secrets (Jim Sharman, 1976)
Mad Max (George Miller, 1979)
Chain Reaction (Ian Berry, 1980)
Dead Kids (Michael Laughlin, 1981) NZ
Mad Max 2 (George Miller, 1981)
Abra Cadabra (Alexander Stitt, 1983)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (George Miller & George Ogilvie, 1985)
Future Past (Rob Stewart, 1987)
Time Guardian, The (Brian Hannant, 1987)
As Time Goes By (Barry Peak, 1988)
Incident at Raven's Gate (Rolf de Heer, 1989)
Salute of the Jugger (David Peoples, 1989) aka Blood of Heroes
Dead Sleep (Alec Mills, 1990)
Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders, 1992) (aka Bis ans Ende der Welt)
No Escape (Martin Campbell, 1994) aka Escape from Absolom
Epsilon (Rolf de Heer, 1995)
Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998)
Weird Ones (John Meagher, 1998) aka I Am Green
Duran Duran (Garnet Mae, 1999)
Pitch Black (David N. Twohy, 2000)
Subterano (Esben Storm, 2003)
Predestination (Michael & Peter Spierig, 2013)
Terminus (Marc Furmie, 2015)
SFv1 (Shane Abbess, 2016)


Australasian vampire films

in date order

Twins, The (Leslie McCallum, 1923)
Thirst
(Rod Hardy, 1979)
Outback Vampires (Colin Eggleston, 1987)
Bloodlust (Richard Wolstencroft & Jon Hewitt, 1991)


Australasian zombie films

in date order

Death Warmed Up (David Blyth, 1984)
Zombie Brigade (Barrie Pattison, Carmelo Musca, 1988)
Braindead (Peter Jackson, 1992) aka Dead Alive
Undead (Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, 2003)
Dead Country (Andrew Merkelbach, 2008)
Black Sheep (Jonathan King, 2006)
Deader Country (Andrew Merkelbach, 2009)
I Am Bish (Dave Bishop, Khrob Edmonds, 2009)
Theatre of the Dead (Patrick J. Gallagher, 2013)
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (Kiah Roache-Turner, 2014)
Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse (Declan Shrubb, 2015)


Australasian werewolf films

in date order

Howling 3: The Marsupials (Philippe Mora, 1987)
Black Sheep (Jonathan King, 2006)


Australasian slasher films

in date order

Nightmares (John Lamond, 1980)
Houseboat Horror (Ollie Martin, 1988)
Bloodmoon (Alec Mills, 1990)
Done to Death (Darren Boyce, 1993)
Cut (Kimble Rendall, 1999)
Wolf Creek (Greg McLean, 2005)
Crush (Jeffrey Gerritsen, John V. Soto, 2009)
Needle (John V. Soto, 2010)
Wolf Creek 2 (Greg McLean, 2013)


Australasian films involving the supernatural

in date order

Guyra Ghost Mystery (John Cosgrove, 1921)
Fisher's Ghost (Raymond Longford, 1924)
Sabbat of the Black Cat (Ralph Lawrence Marsden, 1973)
Patrick (Richard Franklin, 1978)
Harlequin (Simon Wincer, 1980)
Alison's Birthday (Ian Coughlan, 1981)
Survivor (David Hemmings, 1981)
Next of Kin (Tony Williams, 1982)
Mr Wrong (Gaylene Preston, 1985) aka Dark of the Night; NZ
Kadaicha (James Bogle, 1987)
Dreaming, The (Mario Andreacchio, 1988)
Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey, The (Vincent Ward, 1988) NZ
Out of the Body (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1988)
13th Floor, The (Chris Roache, 1989)
Death Run (Robert A. Cocks, 1989)
Min-Min, The (Carl T. Woods, 1990)
Demonstone (Andrew Prowse, 1990)
Returning, The (John Day, 1990) NZ
Sher Mountain Killings Mystery (Vince Martin, 1990)
Presence, The (John Rhall, 1992)
Bedevil (Tracey Moffatt, 1993)
Cubbyhouse (Murray Fahey, 2003)
Lost Things (Martin Murphy, 2004)


Australasian fantasy films

in date order

And the Word Was Made Flesh (Dusan Marek, 1971)
Haydn Keenan's Pandemonium (Haydn Keenan, 1988)
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) NZ
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002) NZ
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003) NZ
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The (Peter Jackson, 2012) NZ
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The (Peter Jackson, 2013) NZ
Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The (Peter Jackson, 2014) NZ


Australasian films with nature as monstrous

in date order

Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston, 1979)
Razorback (Russell Mulcahy, 1984)
Dark Age
(Arch Nicholson, 1986)
Link (Richard Franklin, 1986)
Black Water (David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki, 2007)
Rogue
(Greg McLean, 2007)
Long Weekend (Jamie Blanks, 2008)
Red Billabong
(Luke Sparke, 2016)


Australasian prison horror films

in date order

Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982)
Ghosts ... of the Civil Dead (John Hillcoat, 1989)
Fortress (Stuart Gordon, 1992)
No Escape (theatrical title) Escape from Absolom (video) (Martin Campbell, 1994)


See also: Killer Koalas lists


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