CUB Trailer Sings Campfire Songs as Horror Closes in on a Group of Scouts

     September 3, 2014

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The first Cub trailer has gone online, and it’s one of the best trailers I’ve seen this year.  The Belgian film centers on Sam (Maurice Luijten), a traumatized young boy who goes on a camping trip with a group of fellow scouts, but then discovers that a campfire story about a feral boy living in the woods turns out to be true.  The ominous singing coupled with the fact that the song isn’t subtitled makes this trailer particularly creepy, and even though the plot offers the opportunity to go campy (no pun intended) with boy scouts fending off supernatural evil, Cub looks legitimately unnerving.

Hit the jump to check out the Cub trailer.  The film also stars Evelien Bosmans, Jan Hammenecker, Titus De Voogdt, and Stef Aerts, and will play at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival in the Midnight Madness program, but there’s currently no U.S. release date.

Via Badass Digest.

Here’s the official synopsis for Cub:

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…

 

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