Described as a mix of Jaws, Stranger Things, and the 80s anime Silver Fang, Fear of the Woods will be released into festivals around the world later this year. The film, written and directed by Titus Paar, was shot in Sweden with support from Film i Öst and produced by Paar Productions and Hammarström Agency.
Check out the trailer and read more about the film below.
Alaska 1993, A snowstorm has trapped the small mountain town. Now it’s up to a group of rebellious teenagers to save their town that don’t believe in monsters.
Fear of the Woods stars Vernon Wells, Ralf Beck, and Christian Arnold. Wells, at the age of 74, did all his own stunts, saying: “I’m a fucking ’80s action star. I don’t need a stuntman!” It was a difficulty shoot with two-meter deep snow, arctic temperatures, and only six hours of daylight.
As for the bear, Paar tells us:
“The Bear is made without CGI and all in-camera using old-school camera techniques and the very skilled studio, Fixas.se, that created the five-meters tall animatronic bear. The dream was to go back to old school creature horror with story and characters so interesting that the bear could be taken out of the film and still be good.
“We hope to bring back the charm of doing it the old way but with modern techniques and themes, I think the audience wants something that feels real again, true movie magic without CGI. That bear was actually there with us in the freezing snow.”
Paar’s last film, The Perfect Weapon (starring Steven Seagal), was recently #1 on Netflix. Follow Fear of the Woods on Facebook, HERE.
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