The Xhosa people of Lisotho and the southern plains of Africa have a legendary beast of which they tell tale. You’ve heard of Sasquatch, Yeti and Chupacabra; now prepare yourself to meet Tokoloshe! With filming set to begin in January 2012, director Jordan Harland is hoping to introduce the world to this beast in the South African film Blood Tokoloshe: Dawn of the Beast.
Described as a short, hairy dwarf-like evil spirited creature, the Tokoloshe can be called upon to do evil bidding for someone (kinda like Pumpkinhead) and must be stopped by a witch doctor. Other legends have them vampiric and part-demon with a very active libido. Basically, you don’t want to invite one of these guys to a dinner party.
Blood Tokoloshe: Dawn of the Beast starts filming in January. Take a look at the early trailer below to get an idea of what Harland has in store for us.
Strange attacks plague the township’s women, leaving the leaders at a loss to defend them. At the same time Mthnuzi, a shrewd businessman, is becoming wealthier and more popular with the ladies – something is amiss. The local reverend, Simon Nkosi, learns that Mthunzi is controlling a Tokoloshe to fulfill his greedy desires. In his greed he breaks a golden rule of maintaining control over the beast, and it goes on a rampage. Now its thirst for blood is strong and comes after Mthunzi’s women, saving the one he loves for last. Together with Reverend Simon they must take on a mythical beast that has never been defeated.
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