Watch: Boy Scouts Find Terror in TIFF Midnight Selection 'Cub' Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
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.