Larjungen 2013

Larjungen 2013

Larjungen 2013
1h 33min | Drama, Thriller | 27 September 2013 (Finland)

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In 1939 the 13-year-old Carl arrives at the lighthouse Lågskär in the Åland Islands, for a position as lighthouse disciple. He is trained by the demanding lighthouse keeper.

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Angels with Tethered Wings 2014

Angels with Tethered Wings 2014

Angels with Tethered Wings 2014

Angels with Tethered Wings 2014
1h 39min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 14 April 2015 (USA)

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Angels with Tethered Wings is an unusual, quirky and erotic three-part drama – a back-from-the-grave revenge flick about hope and forgiveness! The film follows what happens when a good man does a bad thing for a good reason. He tries to right a wrong by freeing two young lovers but instead forever entraps them to their mortal coils. In the end their collective love for each other will give an almost perfect stranger the wings to fly.

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Welp 2014

Welp 2014
1h 24min | Adventure, Horror | 29 October 2014 (Belgium)

Storyline:

Sam, 12, is in trouble: his entire “Pathfinder” scout troop picks on him – and worse. The leader, Peter, is the worst of all. He seems to find a sadistic pleasure in humiliating Sam. This year’s trip is to a woods near the French border where a curious legend named Kai is said, around the campfire, to make mischief. But when Sam finds that Kai is no legend and that he makes more than mischief, no one believes him.

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There’s little coherency in Cub, it’s supposed to be a horror but half of the film is one kid getting harassed. In attempt to create any thrill it relies too much on convenience plot devices such as traps placed just in the right spot as plot demands it or the so called monster appears literally out of nowhere. If there’s a message to be had here, it should be not to leave your impressionable kids with unprofessional scout leaders. Pretty much the same thing since Friday the 13th.

The story follows Sam, a very unfortunate boy who is on the receiving end of substandard treatment from his peers and supervisors. He and his scout unit go into a forest for camping, only to find that there are others await them. It’s a very straightforward plot, and to its credit the film tries to include child negligence issue, but the approach is too heavy-handed to be effective.

Its worst barrier is the illogical thinking and action of the characters. These people, even the adults, don’t seem to be functioning that well. Sam himself is a bit passive and finicky, the film wants the audience to sympathize with him, but it’s hard to relate since most issues can be resolved with basic communication skill. I’ve seen horror movies with bland plot device of odd kid who cries wolf, Cub takes it even further till the point of exhaustion.

Pacing isn’t that smooth either, almost two third of the movie is Sam getting yelled at and the rest of characters fumbling around. It does have some good scares or tense atmosphere at times, although these moments are few in between the banters and also unrealistic at best. The cinematography is decent, the film admittedly has several presentable shots, especially during the day with good lighting. However, the sequences in night time are sketchy, which is unfortunate since last act happens entirely in darkness.

There are gruesome events, these are mostly for shock value. If it tries to reach any fundamental message, Cub simply doesn’t have the direction to convey it. The film doesn’t even offer plausible motive, back story or explanation. Things just happen, and it wants you to be okay with that.

Truly, the real horror is how anyone would let their children roam the forest of haunted past guided by a couple of unqualified leaders. Keep your children save.

Director: Jonas Govaerts
Writers: Jonas Govaerts, Roel Mondelaers
Stars: Maurice Luijten, Evelien Bosmans, Titus De Voogdt

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3061836/

Welp 2014

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Format version : Version 2
File size : 563 MiB
Duration : 1h 24mn
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The child I never was 2002

The child I never was 2002

The child I never was 2002

The child I never was 2002
Ein Leben lang kurze Hosen tragen (2002)
1h 23min | Crime, Drama | 15 November 2002 (Germany)

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Fictionalized account of Jürgen Bartsch, a German boy who became notorious in the 1960’s after his conviction for the serial killings and sexual molestation of a number of young German boys. Told partly as recreation and partly as taped confession.

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ErOddity(s) 2 – 2015

ErOddity(s) 2 - 2015

ErOddity(s) 2 – 2015
1h 34min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 24 November 2015 (USA)

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A Texas teen and wanna be actor knocks them dead at “The Audition” Two soldiers are on a secret mission in the jungles of South America. Once captured, their last night together will reveal dark secrets and create sexual tensions that will cause wide spread collateral damage in “The Private War of Joseph Sargent”. In “The Caretaker of Cook County” A cemetery worker hides his recent disfigurement under the cloak of a sinister hood. But it doesn’t hide his twisted attempt to recapture the one that got away. An attempt that includes the help from young male bodies fresh from the mortuary!

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The Boy 2015

The Boy 2015

The Boy 2015

The Boy 2015
1h 45min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 14 March 2015 (USA)

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In the summer of 1989, the Mt. Vista motel has been slowly deteriorating on an isolated roadside, and its proprietor, John Henley, is not faring much better. Since his wife left him and their nine year-old son, Ted, John has drifted into despondency. With no parental or adult supervision to guide him, the young Ted’s darker impulses begin to emerge, leading him to explore a growing fascination with death. This fascination blossoms into a bizarre and dangerous method for roping in the occasional passing motorists for an unplanned overnight stop at the motel. When a mysterious drifter is forced to take up residency at the Mt. Vista for several days, he and Ted forge a unique friendship that sends the boy down a dangerous path.

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El cuarto 2008

El cuarto 2008

El cuarto 2008
1h 35min | Mystery | March 2010 (Colombia)

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A thriller about the dark and dangerous secrets shared by a 12 year old boy, his new teacher and the school principal, a catholic priest. Months after the death of his father, Simon (12) discovers the affair his Mother (Sarah) is having with a charming but enigmatic new teacher (Mario). The boy discovers the teacher’s intentions and his dark secrets, but with his mother in love, it seams there is nothing he can do to show her that their lives are in danger

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Like Cattle Towards Glow 2015

Like Cattle Towards Glow 2015

Like Cattle Towards Glow 2015

Like Cattle Towards Glow 2015
1h 33min | Drama, Sci-Fi Adult | 11 September 2015 (France)

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Like Cattle Towards Glow follows 13 young characters who find themselves in confusing and threatening situations by way of their sexual misadventures. In advance of the film’s premiere in Paris this Friday, VICE spoke with Dennis about anarchism, the gay agenda, and giving his readers complicated erections.

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