Review

A giant pig runs amok in the outback of Australia might not sound like the best synopsis for a movie but this beastie movie actually has plenty in it to enjoy if taken in the right vain, i.e. tongue firmly in cheek.

The story begins when two random tourists (I presumed they were tourists as one had a Scottish accent) who are driving along a dark road in the Australian Outback have to stop when their path is blocked by a number of cute little wild pigs. However much to their and our horror as they begin to move off their car is attacked by a pig the size of a rhino (one of the characters words not mine).

After that we’re in another car this time with Debbie (Simone Buchanan), step-father Bruce (Bill Mosely, The Devil’s Rejects) and Debbie’s two kids Ella and Bart (Christie-Lee Briton and Griffin Walsh). Also along for the ride is Debbie’s obnoxious boyfriend Robert (Hugh Sheridan), I did hope that he would be first on the pigs menu.

The family it turns out are off to stay with Debbie’s brother Bernie (Australia’s answer to the Rock, Nathan Jones).

What follows is a slaughter fest as a number of random strangers are gored to death by the giant pig before the towns’ people and Debbie’s family become involved in the carnage.

Director Chris Sun (Charlie’s Farm) does the best that he can with what appears to be a very limited budget. Boar is most certainly in the B movie category, the pig effects range from mediocre to downright awful. However an enthusiastic cast and a fairly tight script keeps the proceedings moving along at a cracking pace.

As I said at the beginning, Boar is not to be taken seriously, how could you when one of the characters, with his intestines hanging out, picks a fist fight with the killer beast. It certainly won’t be for everyone but if you enjoy horror movies, in particular Razorback (1984) which has a very similar theme, then Boar is certainly worth a look.



Boar (18)

1h 32m

Director: Chris Sun
Starring: Bill Moseley, John Jarratt, Roger Ward, Steve Bisley, Nathan Jones, Chris Haywood, Simone Buchanan

UK Release: DVD and Digital HD on Monday 25th February 2019