Horror has never been more alive than it is right now and a lot of that stems from the understated indie gems that come out each and every month. They’re cheap, they’re thrilling, and they’re often some of the best films the genre has to offer. Cheap Thrills aims at highlighting the upcoming indie horror films (and some other interesting movies that come our way) that should be on your radar.
One of the benefits of writing is that you never have to worry about mispronouncing a name like Svyatoslav Podgaevsky, the director of next month’s Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest — even the film’s title is a mouthful. I’ll admit that I hadn’t even heard of this one until the trailer dropped a couple of days ago, but it looks fantastic… and creepy! The trailer does a great job of hyping this one up — there’s some unbelievably creepy shots throughout and it looks very James Wan-esque — so there’s certainly some potential here. That being said, I am curious as to why there has been virtually no talk about this film — especially nowadays when there isn’t a whole lot to talk about in the movie world — so hopefully it’s as good as it looks! Check it out.
The young family who moved to a new apartment on the outskirts of the city. The nanny hired by them for the newborn daughter quickly gained confidence. However, the older boy, Egor, talks about the frightening behavior of a woman, but his parents do not believe him. The surveillance cameras installed by the father for comfort only confirm everything is in order. Then one day, Egor, returning home, finds no trace of either the nanny or the little sister, and the parents are in a strange trance and do not even remember that they had a daughter. Then Egor, together with his friends, goes in search, during which it turns out that the nanny is an ancient Slavic demon, popularly known as Baba Yaga.
Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest is out on VOD this September 1st. So while you wait, feast on more Cheap Thrills here.