‘StalkHer’ Movie Review

A savage pschological thriller with a romantic twist!

Thanks to Hush Hush Biz, we had the chance to catch John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax’s new film, StalkHer, before its cinematic release. This is our review of the movie, but – as usual – no matter what we say, we still recommend that you go and see it at your local cinema because there is no better critic than yourself!

stalkher-1The first film released through John Jarratt’s production company, OZPIX Entertainment, StalkHer is a dark, humorous, psychological thriller with a romantic twist. Written by Kris Maric (Bad Behaviour, The Professional Idiot), the film almost exclusively takes place in the kitchen of a lonely nurse, Emily (Kaarin Fairfax). When one night Jack breaks into her home, carrying an assortment of torture instruments, the hunter soon becomes the hunted. Jack finds himself gagged and tied to a chair when he wakes after being tasered by his feisty prey and the battle-of-the sexes begins.

stalkher-2Jack is a menacing character, filled with nasty ideas about the opposite sex and obsessive tendencies. And for her part, Emily is just as dangerous. Throughout a lengthy verbal sparring session, the adversaries insult, injure, threaten, debase, and seduce each other. Over the course of an hour and a half, the film delves deep into the basest and most extreme of human emotions. Fairfax and Jarratt are undoubtedly powerful cinematic presences – bringing gravitas and decades of experience to these dark roles.

The soundtrack features beloved home-grown talent, including Nick Cave, The Go-Betweens, Sarah Blasko, and the Skyhooks, as well as a track featuring Jarratt on lead vocals, Killer in Me.

STALKHER TOUR DATES

(check stalkherfilm.com for updates on ticket purchases, dates and locations):

Ballarat, Vic
Wed, August 5
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt at Regent Cinemas followed by
karaoke with John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax at Jacksons & Co

Wagga Wagga, NSW
Thur, August 6
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt at Forum 6 Cinemas followed by
karaoke with John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax at Victoria Hotel

Tuggeranong, ACT
Fri, August 7
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt at Limelight Cinemas followed by
karaoke with John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Canberra Irish Club

Lake Haven, Central Coast, NSW
Sat, August 8
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Metro Cinemas followed by a special guest appearance and live performance at The Beachcomber, joining local band Mark Cashin & The Lil Hussys.

Byron Bay, NSW
Sun, August 9
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Pighouse Flicks followed by karaoke with John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax at Byron Bay Brewery (the old Buddha Bar)

Joondalup, WA
Thur, August 13
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Grand Cinemas followed by karaoke with John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax

Midland, WA
Fri, August 14
Advance screening preceded by “in conversation” with John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Ace Cinemas Midland Gate

Rockingham, WA
Fri, August 14
Advance screening and Q&A with John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Ace Cinemas Rockingham followed by karaoke with John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax

Mt Barker, SA
Monday, August 17
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Wallis Cinemas followed by karaoke with John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax at The Wallis Tavern

Mt Gambier, SA
Tue, August 18
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax at Oatmill Cinemas followed by karaoke with John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at The Gambier Hotel

Ipswich, Qld
Fri, August 21
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Limelight Cinemas followed by karaoke with John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax

Yatala, Qld
Sat, August 22
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Yatala Drive-In

Brisbane, Qld
Sat, August 22
Advance screening followed by Q&A and after party with John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at New Farm Cinemas

Sydney, NSW (VIP Premiere Event)
Mon, August 24
Premiere at Event Cinemas Macquarie introduced by John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax, followed by VIP after party

Geelong, Vic
Tue, August 25                                                          
Advance screening followed by Q&A with John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Village Cinemas, Geelong

Melbourne, Vic (VIP Premiere Event)
Wed, August 26
Premiere at Lido Cinemas introduced by John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax, followed by VIP after party with live music at the Lido Jazz Club

Belgrave, Vic
Thur, August 27                                                          
Advance screening followed by Q&A with John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Cameo Cinemas

Colac, Vic
Fri, August 28
Advance screening followed by Q&A and light supper with John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Colac Cinemas

Echuca, Vic
Sun, August 30
Advance screening followed by Q&A with John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Echuca Paramount

Townsville, Qld
Sat, Sept 5
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Warrina Cineplex followed by karaoke with John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax

Maryborough, Qld
Tue, Sept 8
Advance screening introduced by John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax at Warrina Cineplex followed by karaoke with John Jarratt & Kaarin Fairfax