An adventurous wheelchair-bound woman drags her hyper-cautious cousin and friends into the outback to test off-road wheelchairs, but they encounter killer kangaroos with a taste for human flesh.

Paul Clarke Samurai Asked on November 2, 2015 in Horror.
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Good setup for a horror spoof, and i suppose after Black Sheep it’s only fair that each country will get a national animal version of the same parody…

With these kinds of films it is really the humor that will make or break it, and the premise by which the zombie animals are discovered is less relevant in the grand scheme of things. However this does have an interesting way of getting the heroes into the danger zone, and adding complications with the wheel chair.

Is their a ring leader or Alpha Kangaroo they need to kill before they call it a day? In other words what is the definitive goal they are pursuing that will determine whether they survive or not?

Hope this helps.

Nir Shelter Singularity Reviewed on November 2, 2015.

Thanks Nir.

No alpha roo, more just a pure survival thing. The main conflict comes from one character being adventurous, while the other is too cautious – so the element that defines if they survive is working together (and the cautious one letting the wheelchair-bound woman help).

Also – not a comedy. Although plenty of laughs. So not Black Sheep, but more like Little Miss Sunshine meets Jaws.

on November 3, 2015.

Hello,

be carefull, if the cautious cousin is the one who changes in the end, he could be more interesting than the wheelchair woman. What the wheelchair woman learns at the end, what is her jurney?

on November 5, 2015.

It sounds like you’re mixing genres that may not work well together – man eating killer Roos are a farce whether you like it or not, and therefore fall under comedy, if not absurd comedy. Much like in Black Sheep, the inherit comedy in the situation will take center stage for the audience, as they wait for the next laugh out loud moment.

If this is not your intention, best to change the force of evil from absurd to genuine, such as an ancient beast that haunted Aboriginals for thousands of years until they were able to trap it in a magical cave. The audience won’t know about this danger until you tell them about it, this gives you the ability to make it what ever best fits your story needs.

Other wise, hands down guarantee if anyone were to hear of a film about man eating killer Skippies hopping around the out back down under, they will laugh mate.

on November 5, 2015.
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I like the killer kangaroo twist.

This is in essence a ‘Monster In the House’ film (per Blake Snyder’s genres). You nailed two of the three essential ingredients: a house and a supernatural monster. Your house is the outback and the supernatural monster is of course your kangaroos. What is missing is a sin. Something like greed in JAWS when the town officials plan to keep the beaches open during the profitable tourist season and their retribution is the killer shark.

My suggestion is to introduce a sin. Maybe the buddies who go to the outback are rowdy beer guzzlers, and they are developing the off-road wheelchair to go out and tear up the environment on drunken binges. Or maybe some form of corporate greed.

The idea is that the Kangaroos provide a form of comeuppance for the sins of the group. Nothing to heavy-handed, just an extra thread to round out the story.

Good job.

Frugal Writer Penpusher Reviewed on November 4, 2015.
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