IFC Midnight’s ‘The Killing Grounds’ Is a Relentless Exercise in Terror

KILLING GROUND marks the debut feature of writer/director Damien Power and stars Australian actors Aaron Pedersen (ABC’s “Jack Irish”), Ian Meadows (Network Ten’s “The Wrong Girl”), Harriet Dyer (Nine Network’s “Love Child”) and Aaron Glenane (Truth). 

The disturbing horror, thriller follows a couple’s romantic camping trip that becomes a desperate fight for survival in this ultra-raw, unhinged kill ride. In need of a break from the pressures of their life in the city, Sam (Harriet Dyer) and Ian (Ian Meadows) head to a remote beach for a weekend getaway. When they come across an abandoned campsite, with no trace of its occupants, they’re concerned. When they discover a lone, traumatized child nearby, they’re scared. And when they encounter two local weirdos, they’re in for a hell of a bad time.

Unfolding in an innovative, time-scrambling structure, KILLING GROUND delivers both nerve-shredding suspense and gut-punching realism.

IFC Midnight will release the terrifying horror, thriller KILLING GROUND in select theaters and on VOD on July 21st.