Australian genre cinema takes an exciting leap forward with Dark Place, a quintet of tales that approach post-colonial Indigenous history through the lenses of horror and fantasy. Bjorn Stewart brings outback zombies into the frame in the rollicking splatter comedy Killer Native. An insomniac questions her sanity in Liam Phillip's suspenseful Foe. Supernatural forces visit a housing commission estate in the gritty Vale Light by Rob Braslin. Gothic horror shrouds the woods in Perun Bonser's atmospheric The Shore, and female oppression and revenge take centre stage in Kodie Bedford's punchy Scout.