One of the craziest films to play last year’s Sundance Film Festival was Eight for Silver (review), a 19th-century period horror in which a werewolf terrorizes a small town in France.
LD Entertainment (The Collector) was behind the film and after a year on the market, it appears that the company will be self-distributing the film this coming April under the much more palatable title The Cursed.
We expect the trailer online soon as it’s showing ahead of this weekend’s release of Scream.
The horror film, directed by Sean Ellis, is kind of a mess, but there’s something really, really good hiding within. Released as screened at Sundance, horror fans can expect an exceptionally gory werewolf film with some seriously impressive practical effects marred by clumsy CGI. It’s also a bit too long and you can feel it. With that said, if LD were to have massaged the film a bit, Eight for Silver/The Cursed could easily become a cult classic.
While we wait for the trailer, Sundance previously shared some behind-the-scenes footage from the Gothic horror featuring The Predator‘s Boyd Holbrook as John McBride, a pathologist assigned to determine if the body of a 14-year-old boy found in the woods is the work of a man or a beast.
“McBride is then welcomed as a guest into the family home of a local wealthy landowner, Seamus Laurent (Alistair Petrie), and his wife Isabelle (Kelly Reilly), who share that their own son, a friend of the victim, has been missing for two weeks. Distraught and determined to keep her daughter safe, Isabelle finds comfort in the arrival of John while he is forced to confront the horrors of his own dark past.”