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Posted on June 29, 2015

Crocodile Horror: Black Water and Rogue

Dawn Keetley

Shark Week is coming up (starting July 5), and so I want to whet your appetite with a post on two films about the shark’s horror-film sibling, the equally disturbing crocodile. In fact, crocodiles may be even more disturbing than the shark: reptiles not fish, they can terrorize on land as well as sea (and river and lake!).

Australia has demonstrated that it rules the domain of crocodile horror, with two exceptional films released in 2007: Black Water, directed by David Nerlich and Andrew Traucki (the latter of whom has since also directed the shark horror film, The Reef [2010]), and Rogue, directed by Greg McClean (who also directed Wolf Creek [2005]).

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