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Published on Oct 31, 2014
Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Witness the shocking true story that shook Australia. Sixteen-year old Jamie longs for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him in Adelaide's disenfranchised Northern suburbs, and his salvation arrives in the form of John, a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid. Like a son mimicking his father, Jamie soon begins to take on some of John's traits and beliefs as he spends more and more time with him and his select group of friends. The protection and guidance that John presents to Jamie is initially welcomed however as events occur around him, including the disappearance of several people, Jamie begins to harbour deep suspicions about John and his motivations. When the truth is finally revealed to Jamie his hopes of happiness are threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his father-figure John Bunting, Australia's most notorious serial killer.
Directed by Justin Kurzel and written by Shaun Grant. Starring Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall and Louise Harris.