• Bedevil, Black List on Black Friday (NITV)Source: NITV
The first feature film directed by an Australian Aboriginal woman, Bedevil, is as much a horror movie classic as it is a film with a serious message about racism and social stereotypes.

11 Nov 2015 - 4:32 PM  UPDATED 11 Nov 2015 - 4:39 PM

Friday 13 November 8.30pm (repeat)
(Australia, horror, 1993)

Director: Tracey Moffatt
Starring: Lex Marinos, Tracey Moffatt, Riccardo Natoli
Duration: 90 minutes

An Indigenous classic

As the first feature film directed by an Australian Aboriginal woman, Bedevil is an Indigenous on-screen classic.

The must-see movie aims to portray how Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians understand and live with each other.

Director Tracey Moffatt achieves this by recounting a narrative of three supernatural stories from Aboriginal and Anglo/Celtic relatives.

Bedevil’s anthology aptly challenges racial stereotypes in society and puts a mirror onto white and black Australia. 


Synopsis: Three scary stories within a story

Mr Chuck

Rick (Jack Charles), an Aboriginal boy living near a swamp on Bribie Island, is haunted by an American solider who drowned in quicksand.

Choo Choo Choo Choo

Ruby (Tracey Moffatt) and her family live in a house near long-abandoned train tracks, which still carry ghostly apparitions.

Lovin’ the Spin I’m in

A landlord (Lex Marinos) has trouble evicting the tenants of an old warehouse: a couple that's been dead for years.