Happy Halloween from the Trailer Park. Razorblades in apples are the least of your worries around here...
Being the week of Halloween, let's look at an upcoming horror film, specifically a new one out of Belgium, a country known less for its horror movies (even though it has produced its share of fright flicks over the years) and more for its main cinematic export, Jean-Claude Van Damme. That however might change, if this upcoming film is as good as it might seem.
I was a boy scout growing up so the mere concept of this one hits me just right. I'm totally intrigued. Then I read some early reviews (mostly good) and saw this trailer and I knew I had to see this one. Check it out:
That tagline, "Be Prepared," just hooks me. It's SO perfect!
Here's the official synopsis from the website:
"CUB is a horror adventure in which a young imaginative twelve-year-old boy named Sam heads off to camp with his Cub Scouts pack, leaders Peter and Chris and quartermaster Yasmin. Once they enter the woods, Sam quickly feels something is not quite right. He soon stumbles upon a mysterious tree house and meets a shifty, masked feral-looking child. When Sam tries to warn his leaders, they ignore him: the boy often tells tall tales and Sam’s mysterious past which he refuses to talk about makes his leader Peter mistrust him. As Sam gets more and more isolated from the other scouts, he becomes convinced a terrible fate awaits them: the Feral Child, it turns out, is the helper of the Poacher, an evil psychopath, who has riddled the forest with ingenious traps and is intent on slaughtering the scouts… one by one…"
Cub (originally titled Welp) was partially funded through crowd sourcing, which is something that usually gives me pause, but I'm into the concept, and the trailer looks good, so I'm going to give it a shot when it finally secures an American release.
Cub sees release in its native Belgium tomorrow, on October 29th. After that, keep an eye out for it, probably next year, here in The States.