Watch: Boy Scouts Find Terror in TIFF Midnight Selection 'Cub' Trailer

September 1, 2014


The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival will see some big films debuting in Canada, but there's also plenty of lower key flicks that festival goers should take notice of. One such film seems to be Cub, part of the Midnight Madness section at the festival. The film follows a group of Cub Scouts who find themselves stalked by a psychopathic huntsman who has riddled the forest with ingenious and deadly traps. The film comes from Belgium, and unfortunately there's no subtitles for the ominous scout song being sung in the trailer, but once you see the trailer, you realize that it's not really necessary to get the right vibe. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Jonas Govaerts Cub, originally from The Playlist:

Troubled 12-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 counselors assume that their campfire tales of a monster named Kai have gotten to him. But watching from the darkness is a real masked, feral child whose menacing snarl and quick movements go unnoticed by all except Sam. As the mocking taunts of the other boys isolate Sam further from his pack, he becomes convinced that a terrible fate awaits them all. Cub marks the directorial debut of Jonas Govaerts, who co-wrote the script with Roel Mondelaers, and the Belgian film premieres at TIFF this month, but there's no official release date yet.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


Damn, looks crazy. I'm excited to see this.

ListenToVinyl on Sep 1, 2014


BRING IT ON! This looks so good. FUN.

DAVIDPD on Sep 1, 2014


Dig it!

grimjob on Sep 1, 2014


Wow I am so down for this!

SkyNet300 on Sep 1, 2014



Xerxexx on Sep 1, 2014


I am from the Netherlands and we speak the same as a big part of the belgiums and I can say :this is a very good trailer and very professional! We onley have Paul verhoeven, but the last few e years the best movies come from belgium!

Avi on Sep 2, 2014


The song is the 'Evening Song' of the Belgian Scouts, typically sung during camp each night before going to sleep. Translation in English: O Lord, the evening has come down, the sun sank, the darkness climbed. The winds rustling through the trees and distant stars are everywhere ... We kneel to sing to you in the sleeping forest our evening song. We thank you for what we received, and ask, Lord, do not leave us Kneeling, kneeling, we fall down, through the silence our cry resounds Listening, whispering, **** (no idea what this part means) and stars are gazing tenderly. Give us Lord, bless and peace and harmony.

Steven F on Sep 2, 2014


Cool, cool, cool.

mooreworthy on Sep 2, 2014

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