Artsploitation Films to release Jonas Govaert’s Cub

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

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I've been curious to check out Jonas Govaert's European horror film CUB ever since checking out the vicious trailer for the festival hit back in September of last year, and now the wait will soon be over as CUB will get a theatrical release in North America in mid-year through distributor Artsploitation Films, according to Variety.

CUB sees a group boy scouts have a run-in with a feral child, who picks them off one by one in the woods. Sounds like it could be some wicked fun, right? By spinning the focus on children, Govaert's creates an atmosphere that plays on a child's fears by putting the action deep in the woods. Camping may never be the same! Artsploitation plans a theatrical release in the summer of this year, with DVD and VOD releases to follow in the fall.

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 stars Maurice Luijten, Titus De Voogdt, Stef Aerts, Evelien Bosmans and Jan Hammenecker.

Source: Variety

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