With the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival about to get underway, Jonas Govaerts’ feature film debut CUB is looking to leave quite an impression. Playing as part of the Midnight Madness program, CUB sees a group boy scouts have a run-in with a feral child, who picks them off one by one in the woods. We have the first trailer and poster for you guys to look at and I think you're going to like what you see. While the whole horror-in-the-woods schtick is far from new, Govaerts smartly spins the focus on children, creating an atmosphere that plays on a child's fears and those things that go bump in the night. Check it out!
Here’s what CUB is all about:
Troubled twelve-year-old Sam (Maurice Luijten) heads off on a summer camping trip with his Cub Scout troupe. When the highly imaginative boy claims to have seen a creature in the woods, his counsellors naturally assume that their campfire tales of a monster named Kai have gotten to him. But the danger Sam sees is all too real: watching from the darkness is a masked, feral child whose menacing snarl and quick movements go unnoticed by all except for Sam. As the mocking taunts of the other boys isolate Sam further from his pack, he becomes increasingly convinced that a terrible fate awaits them all.
CUB has its World Premiere on Monday, September 8th as part of Midnight Madness. It stars Maurice Luijten, Titus De Voogdt, Stef Aerts, Evelien Bosmans and Jan Hammenecker.