LARPing horror thriller The Wild Hunt comes to DVD in October
THE WILD HUNT (15)
**** "Exhilarating" BIZARRE MAGAZINE
"A $500,000 indie production that looks like it cost many times that much." ROGER EBERT
"The Lord of the Rings" meets "Lord of the Flies" in an award-winning modern tragedy where fantasy and reality collide in this debut feature by Canadian filmmakers Alexandre Franchi and Mark A. Krupa. An imaginative take on Nordic legend through the world of Live Action Role Playing (LARPing), this film is part thriller, part horror and part love story, which will shock and astound you in equal measures. THE WILD HUNT is available to own on DVD on 10th October 2011, RRP £15.99.
Clinging to the imagined glory of his Icelandic Ancestry, Bjorn (Mark A. Krupa) immerses himself as a LARPer in Medieval re-enactment games. His brother Erik despises this escapist fantasy world. His dislike of this obsession is born out of the fact that due to his absent brother, Erik has to now take on the full responsibility of caring for their father, sacrificing his own freedom. But things go from bad to worse when his girlfriend Lyn not only becomes involved with the world of the LARPers, but is also seduced by Murtagh, the charismatic clan leader in the game so loved by his absent brother. He realises that he has now to follow her into the game if he is to stand any chance of winning her back.
Feeling completely lost in a fantasyland of arcane rules, plastic-eared elves and mead-guzzling knights, Erik must now rely on his brother for guidance. Things become gradually more fraught and emotions start to run high as their mission to win back the Princess stirs up the jealousy of Murtagh and his gang. Drama and fake weaponry start to appear far more sinister than they should, and the line between fantasy and reality disappears so that no one knows who they really are…
· Bjorn Voice-over
· Festival event clips
· Making of clips.
NOTES TO EDITOR
THE WILD HUNT (15) is a Network Releasing title
Release Date: 10th October 2011
Total Running Time: 97 mins.
Cat. No.: 7953685