Sonny Laguna’s “Wither” has been issued a release date. The evil dead inspired horror flick will hit DVD on August 20th 2013. The film comes from Sweden and really plays on the same occult lore that sparked the definitive evil dead horror as a subgenre- Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead”. “Wither” stars Patrik Almkvist, Lisa Henni, Patrick Saxe and Johannes Brost. The horror film will be released thanks to Artsploitation Films and is one I am eager to check out.
This Swedish homage to Sam Raimi’s original Evil Dead (1982) is a bloody, scary tale of demonic possession. 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!