If you fancy a bit of Evil Dead-style horror, but with a Swedish twist, then Frightfest is the place to be this August for Wither.

All the motifs are in place – a cabin in the woods, a bevy of attractive young adults, along with talk of ancient curses and demons in the basement.

The trailer certainly offers up plenty of in-your-face carnage, so it could certainly prove a piece of slam-bang entertainment, even if it does look a bit of a rip-off (or homage as the press release put it).

Directed by Sonny Liguna and Tommy Wiklund (who penned 2011 horror Blood Runs Cold), Wither stars the likes of Patrik Almqvist and Lisa Henni, and screens at Frightfest on Friday, August 23.

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.