Trailer: Wolf Creek 2
The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-shooter Mick Taylor.PT2M11S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2zv3t 620 349 December 24, 2013
The dead bodies of Wolf Creek 2 are so realistic that police were called to investigate "murders" at makeup effects artist Rick Connelly's home.
It was 3am when Rick, who runs Connelly Make-up FX Team with his wife Charmaine, arrived home from the Wolf Creek 2 set one morning. With him, were the dismembered body parts they created for one of the movie's victims, but he decided it was too late to haul them up to his unit.
Having the police around to inspect body parts is nothing new when you're trying to film horror flick Wolf Creek 2.
"I thought I'd leave it until after I woke up," Connelly says.
When he did, it was quite a sight for North Adelaide locals.
"Carrying these limbs and bags with bits of limbs hanging out, someone saw me and phoned the police," he says.
Shannon Ashlyn as Katarina and Phillipe Klaus as Rutger in Wolf Creek 2.
"I had banging on the door and four or five police officers saying there's a report of me carrying body parts."
Connelly had to invite the officers in and show them the bloody limbs.
"They said congratulations - it looks so real that someone phoned us ... I could have done without it, but it was a good compliment."
It's the second time it's happened to Connelly. During the making of 2006 film Jindabyne neighbours thought a body on the back deck of their hotel room was first a nude bather and then a dead person.
On average, it takes about two months to create a body. More, if they're making a detailed duplicate of a person, like they did with Sam Worthington in croc horror flick Rogue.
While having fake bodies around doesn't scare Connelly, because he's knows they're made of rubber and foam, he says it can affect the actors.
"One of the actors, who we duplicated for Wolf Creek 2 and he kind of loses his head, there was a report that he didn't sleep that well after he saw that scene being shot, because he saw himself and he didn't connect that it was just a prop," he says.
Coming up, Connelly will hopefully continue making babies in bellies for TV series Offspring, but always jumps at the opportunity to work with director Greg Mclean.
Wolf Creek 2 marks their third collaboration together (after Rogue and Wolf Creek) and the director certainly kept him busy this time.
"I wasn't sure if they were going to go for an MA15+ rating or an R+ rating, because there's a lot of gory stuff in this," he says.
"A lot more than the first movie."
Wolf Creek 2, rated MA15+, is released in Australian cinemas on February 20.