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If you ever happen to stumble upon a woman in the woods, and it seems like maybe she hasn’t been exposed to civilization in a while, just run. Run as fast as you can and don’t look back until you’re surrounded by buildings and human beings. If she isn’t dangerous, and she probably is, danger is certainly nearby.
Elvis (Erlend Nervold) and Leo (Jon Sigve Skard) work for No Shit Cleaning Service. We meet them as they are cleaning up after a dead body has been discovered. Actually Leo is cleaning and Elvis is puking. It turns out he is only filling in for someone else but it appears that he and Leo know each other.
Leo gets a call about a new job, a very messy one in a rural area. An old man’s remains have been “spread around” by wild animals. Upon entering the man’s home they discover some kind of underground bunker. Among other things, it contains a bath tub and documents showcasing anatomical drawings. An attached room has a bed. Someone has been living down there.
ShockTillYouDrop.com caught up with director Aleksander Nordaas about his newest film Thale (photos & trailer here). He clued us in on the three year process that was getting the film from the script phase to ready for theaters, which genres he classifies the film under, and his involvement with every aspect of the film-from writer/director to editor and cinematographer.
Thale concerns two crime-scene cleaners who discover a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: she's been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface.
Thale is now available via VOD and hits select theaters tomorrow, April 5th.
We've known that the Norwegian creature feature, Thale (review), was hitting VOD March 21st (with an April 5th limited theatrical run to follow) now, this morning, we have the official U.S. release trailer to share with you. You can find it after the jump.
Directed by Aleksander Nordaas, the film concerns two crime-scene cleaners who discover a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: she's been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface.
Look for Thale to hit DVD April 23rd.
Winter officially begins December 21st and we're thrilled to see that the season is going to be jam-packed with horror releases!
What was once a dumping ground (some might argue it still is) for genre titles is now prime real estate (The Devil Inside raked in big bucks in its debut at the start of 2012).
ShockTillYouDrop.com breaks down the films you can expect to see later this month through March 19th, when winter concludes. As usual, we weigh in with our thoughts on what is to come and provide you with links to photos and trailers (if available).
Use our comment boards below to sound off on what you are looking forward to!
XLrator Media, LLC announced the launch of "Screamfest" and "Macabre" multi-platform releasing labels to bring the best in horror and genre films to North American audiences.
The labels will showcase thrilling new horror visions from American and international filmmakers.
The first films set for release under the Screamfest banner will be zombie actioner Outpost: Black Sun - the sequel to Outpost - and the Norwegian thriller Thale, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and recently screened at Screamfest Horror Film Festival.
Based on actual accounts and events, the video conspiracy document Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (opening in limited release today) and the vampire tale The Thompsons will be the first releases under the Macabre banner.
Two bits of distribution news to share with you today.
The Norwegian creature feature Thale (pictured) has been picked up by XLrator for a U.S. release.
The company is aiming for a 2013 debut.
In the film, two crimes scene cleaners discover a mythical tailed, female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her tale herself, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together; she’s been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface. Someone is approaching from outside. They want her back.