The psychopathic cackle of Mick Taylor haunts every Australian.
John Jarratt brought the infamous serial killer to life in Aussie horror film Wolf Creek (2005), and sequel Wolf Creek 2 (2014).
I missed the boat by about 12 years - and found myself watching the original on Stan for the first time far more recently than I care to admit.
Actor John Jarratt perfectly depicts the Aussie redneck who spends his time trawling stretches of outback in an attempt to kidnap backpackers. Once he has his prey captured, Taylor's sadistic tendencies take over: he tortures; he kills; he mutilates.
Meshel Laurie speaks with crime author Emily Webb about Australia's most notorious murders, on Nitty Gritty Committee. (Post continues after audio).
There's an obvious link to draw: Mick Taylor bears an astounding resemblance to notorious Aussie killer Ivan Milat. It's not just the odd adoption of 'the cowboy hat' - it's the unwarranted hate of backpackers; of anyone visiting Australia who wasn't originally born here.