It’s taken quite a while for The Treatment to reach British shores (just about a year in fact), but if the trailer is anything to go by, Frightfest Glasgow audiences are in for a treat.

A stirring mix of Euro horror and serial-killer thriller, the Belgian flick is brought to us by director Hans Herbots, from his own script.

Here’s the synopsis:

‘Nordic Noir turns frighteningly Flemish in Belgium’s top-grossing film of 2014 based on the chiller by acclaimed British author Mo Hayder. Gut-wrenching and harrowing to an unprecedented degree, nerves of steel are required to watch this truly shocking, emotionally jarring, viciously gritty, serial killer thriller pulling no punches. Inspector Nick Cafmeyer is haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother. A known sex offender was questioned but quickly released who now takes fiendish pleasure in tormenting Nick. Now another similar case comes to disturbing light involving a missing juvenile and Nick’s real nightmare begins… You have been warned!’

And here’s the trailer I was talking about:

Starring the likes of Geert Van Rampelberg, Ina Geerts and Johan van Assche, the Treatment debuts in Scotland on February 28 at 6.30pm

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.