Normally when I think of Sweden images of beautiful blonds, trashy Europop and ice fishing come to mind (admittedly I've only spent one weekend in Sweden and most of that time was lost in a haze of expensive vodka and never-ending nighttime). Horror movie Wither attempts to set Sweden in a very different light; one that is bathed in blood and eviscerated entrails in a gruesomely gory demonic possession flick that has a touch of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead about it.
Here's the synopsis:
A group of naive young people find their carefree weekend in an isolated country house unhinged when one of them accidentally unleashes a mysterious and murderous creature trapped in the basement. As the demon begins to attack the couples, the blood-dredged body count mounts and with it, more creatures out for a taste of human flesh, freshly killed. The dazed young men and women soon mount their own desperate counter-attack, an attack that includes decapitations, dismemberment, spurting blood, flailing axes and the kind of gore one does associate with Swedish cinema!
Here's the trailer for you to sink your teeth into:
There will be blood, lots and lots of bloood.
Wither is available on DVD August 20th.