Joanne Lees is a young woman who made headlines when recounting her ordeal in the Australian outback. Co-founded Bloody Disgusting in 2001. Incidentally, it’s odd that a third actor gets his own title card when he only appears in a single scene that’s of no consequence whatsoever. Crawling critters, dehydration, and malfunctioning motor vehicles are common components in countless stories of tourists encountering outdoor dangers in Australia. - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Lisa recovers Wade’s engagement ring from the glove box and puts it on before collapsing. Wade and Lisa head to Australia hoping to recharge their failing romance. He met his girlfriend, Joanne Lees, in 1996 and they lived together while he studied at Brighton University. I find it amusing that “Outback” goes all in on a “ripped from the headlines” ruse though. Said to be based on a true story, “Outback tells the terrifying tale of a young couple lost in the wilderness and fighting for survival. By entering your details, you are agreeing to Radio Times privacy policy. Lisa finds Wade collapsed and vomiting blood. New Channel 4 documentary Murder in the Outback is reopening the case of British backpacker Peter Falconio, who went missing in the Australian outback in 2001. He was aged 28 at the time. Murder in the Outback: the Falconio and Lees Mystery.

Studio:      LionsgateDirector:    Mike GreenWriter:      Brien Kelly, Mike GreenProducer:  Mike Green, Julie KneeboneStars:     Lauren Lofberg, Taylor Wiese, Brendan Donoghue. He now thinks this could have been the body of Peter Falconio. They wanted the car to overtake but it drove up alongside them and the driver gestured at the couple to pull over to the side of the road. She was deeply distressed, explaining that she and Falconio had been attacked on the road. When end credits finally come to the rescue, we’re sent home without feeling thrilled or emotionally moved. Other than that, Wade and Lisa’s harrowing experience consists chiefly of wandering around beige rocks and dealing with the dilemma of having to drink their urine. Crazy Intense ‘Outback’ Clip Bargains with a Snake [Exclusive], Summer Screams: 21 New Horror Movies, TV Shows and Video Games to Scare You Silly in June, Feel the Fear with England’s ‘Celluloid Screams’ Horror Film Festival Lineup. Wade reminds Lisa of his burst bubble by sulking at every opportunity. In the years that followed, Lees studied sociology at Sheffield University and worked as both a travel agent and a social worker. Producer on Southbound, the V/H/S trilogy, SiREN, Under the Bed, and A Horrible Way to Die. Once they become lost in the middle of nowhere, Wade’s 1-watt idea for getting a lay of the land involves hiking an hour toward a distant ridge. Sign up to receive television and entertainment email newsletters from our award-winning editorial team. On the 14th July 2001, the 27-year old flagged down a truck on a quiet part of the Stuart Highway in Central Australia. Occasionally a howl in the distance might spook someone or there’s a pause to taste test which plants might be edible. She believed Falconio had been shot, but she had been able to escape their attackers. Resentment and regret color the pair of protagonists with an unattractive air. Lees recalls Falconio going to the back of the car with the other driver, where they were examining the exhaust pipe. The man threatened her, tied her hands behind her back, and tried to abduct her, but she managed to get away and hide in the grass until, hours later, she was able to flag down a passer-by in a truck, who drove her to nearby Barrow Creek. Stubbornness dominates Wade’s personality, yet you can almost understand his frustration given the circumstances. “Outback” isn’t poorly produced. Built to be a breezy B-movie made for a boozy Friday night, “Triggered” ends up being about as plain as every other “Saw” clone already out there. Rather, we get plopped into the uncomfortable position of being between a boyfriend and girlfriend navigating newfound frost on their relationship while pretending to enjoy a proper holiday. Lees recounted the evening’s events to ITV interviewer Martin Bashir in 2002 and explained that they were driving in the pitch black, on deserted roads, when a car started following them. Before her boyfriend went missing, Lees was just an ordinary girl going travelling with her partner. Even though similar landscapes pass by like reused backgrounds on a Flintstones cartoon, the film gains a fair deal of production value out of reasonably attractive exterior locations. Chicago-based. The couple had been on a road trip for eight months, and were travelling across the outback in their camper van together. Day 6 – Having seen Wade’s SOS in the creek bed, a cattle musterer rescues Lisa. Without the spectacle of a colorful serial killer, mutant monster, or other form of fictionalized ferociousness, “Outback’s” emaciated plotting doesn’t feature much by way of imminent threats for Wade and Lisa. A unique spin on the wilderness survival thriller, Outback arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand June 9th from Lionsgate, Bloody Disgusting learned today. Outback is based on the true story of what the couple went through, how they found themselves in that predicament and what they had to try and survive. What is Murder in the Outback: The Falconio and Lees Mystery?

18 of the best Netflix documentaries to watch right now, All about Murder in the Outback: the Falconio and Lees Mystery, 9 of the best true crime podcasts to get obsessed with. A scorpion stings Lisa while she sleeps that evening. Buy this exquisite six-piece set now and you’ll receive a FREE frying pan worth £55! Wade wants to selfishly punish Lisa by ignoring her advice while insisting his ideas about directions to take are infallible. Wade and Lisa each encounter a snake. Epilogue text reveals Wade died of kidney failure from drinking wiper fluid.

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