Origin (Wolf Creek)

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Nature vs nurture turns out to be a bloodbath. The wide open outback offers plenty of space for someone to hide. Or to hide a body. When wiry youngster Mick Taylor starts as a jackaroo at a remote Western Australian sheep station, he tries to keep his head down among the rough company of the farmhands. But he can't keep the devils inside him hidden for long. It turns out he's not the only one with the killer impulse—and the other psychopaths don't appreciate competition. Is Cutter, the station's surly shooter, on to him? And what are the cops really up to as they follow the trail of the dead? In the first of a blood-soaked series of Wolf Creek prequel novels, the cult film's writer/director Greg Mclean and horror writer Aaron Sterns take us back to the beginning, when Mick was a scrawny boy, the only witness to the grisly death of his little sister. Origin provides an unforgettably bloody answer to the question of nature vs nurture. What made Mick Taylor Australian horror's most terrifying psycho killer?

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Greg McLean came to world attention with his debut feature film, Wolf Creek, creating one of Australia's most memorable and horrific characters, Mick Taylor (played by John Jarratt). The cult film's sequel was released in February 2014. Mclean also wrote and directed Rogue and was executive producer of Red Hill and Crawlspace. He is the author of the four-part comic book series Dark Axis: Secret Battles of WW2. Aaron Sterns was the co-writer of the film Wolf Creek 2 and script editor of Rogue. A former lecturer in gothic and subversive fiction, editor of The Journal of the Australian Horror Writers, and researcher in postmodern horror, Sterns is the author of stories both Aurealis Award–nominated and Year's Best Fantasy & Horror–recommended.

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"One of the great horror film heavies of the last 25 years."  —Quentin Tarantino



"One of the best serial killer novels out there. . . destined to be considered a classic in future years."  —ScaryMinds.com



"It's grizzled, it's harsh, and it's damn mean—Wolf Creek: Origin is a kick-ass read."  —HorrorNovelReviews.com

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