Devil's Pass looks like a good ol' fashioned survival horror; stoopid kids do stoopid things, then die horribly. Excellent. One affable chancer in the trailer scoffs, in a line that would make Deliverance fans shudder, 'It's a test, y'know, man against the elements.' I know where my money is, dude.
There have been some great pictures of this variety over the last few years, with eager young things falling over themselves to get into inconceivable danger in an unforgiving, rugged terrain: the quirky Norwegian zombie flick, Dead Snow, rocked the formula, as did the terrifying British effort, The Descent. Devil's pass also sticks to the cheap-but-effective found footage method, which used to great effect in his similar project, Chernobyl Diaries.
Devil's Pass's particular set of brave dimwits are a bunch of students, who set out up a mountain pass, keen to uncover the truth about the mysterious deaths of a group of Russian skiers in the 1950's. Here, the trailer cites the ever-forgiving trope, 'based on a true story.'
Devil's Pass, directed by Die Hard 2's starring , , Holly Goss and Matt Stokoe is scheduled for release on August 23rd.
I reckon it looks pretty good, actually. But then, I'm a horror freak and would probably watch paint dry so long as it was red paint.