Hor­ror clas­sic in­spires Whim Creek film fes­ti­val

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Whim Creek Ho­tel will trans­form into Wolf Creek for a day for its hor­ror movie fes­ti­val, with spe­cial guest Aus­tralian ac­tor John Jar­ratt.

Jar­ratt, who played se­rial killer Mick Tay­lor in the hor­ror film Wolf Creek, will host the event.

Pa­trons will be treated to screen­ings of clas­sic hor­ror films such as Night­mare on Elm Street, Wolf Creek, Ra­zor­back and The Shin­ing.

Ho­tel gen­eral man­ager Bob Bon­giorno said there may also be ap­pear­ances from the ho­tel’s two res­i­dent ghosts.

“There have been ru­mours about ghosts here for a lot of years,” he said.

“A bloke called Thomas Dar­ling­ton and (a lady) Dav­ina Piper roam the halls here.”

Mr Bon­giorno said there had been a “mas­sive” re­sponse to the event.

“We’ve got peo­ple com­ing from Perth, Ger­ald­ton, Ex­mouth, Broome and a bunch of lo­cal places,” he said.

“All our rooms have been booked out for weeks.”

Mr Bon­giorno said he had nur­tured the idea for a while.

“It’s an idea I’ve had for some time ... and when I moved to Whim Creek I thought there was a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to change the name of the place on one week­end from Whim Creek to Wolf Creek and run a fes­ti­val,” he said.

The free event is on Satur­day, May 28, from noon un­til late.

Peo­ple are en­cour­aged to dress up as their favourite hor­ror movie char­ac­ter — vil­lain or vic­tim.

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