Horror classic inspires Whim Creek film festival
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.