We first caught up with the Belgian horror movie Cub at Fantastic Fest 2014, a film about cub scouts in the woods who are terrorized by a monster. It made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and toured around Europe without an American release, but now you can pick up the film on Blu-Ray and DVD August 18.
Directed by Jonas Govaerts, Jacob Carter said in his review that Cub struggles in its first two thirds before embracing its ridiculous premise and going absolutely crazy enough to warrant a recommendation. Here’s the official synopsis:
This dark, bloody imaginative fairy tale about a camping trip that turns into deadly carnage draws on such influences as Lord of the Rings, Friday the 13th and The Devil’s Backbone. The story follows 12-year-old outcast Sam who, along with his troop of cub scouts and their teenage supervisors, camp in woods rumored to house a mysterious and deadly werewolf. Inquisitive Sam, certain the woods are inhibited by something evil, soon stumbles upon a feral young boy and, eventually, his evil psychopathic mentor. But convincing the others of the danger falls on deaf ears, and soon ingenious traps begin to take their violent toll on the group. A wildly entertaining “killer in the woods” actioner.
We originally shared the trailer prior to its opening at TIFF, but now you can watch the international version of the trailer, complete with subtitles to that creepy song, below.