Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson gave the new horror film Wildling a four-star review following its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, and horror fans in the US won't have to wait long to see it for themselves. IFC Midnight will release the sharp-clawed thriller this April, and until then, a new trailer promises a ferocious coming-of-age tale.
Directed by Fritz Böhm, The Wildling stars Liv Tyler, Bel Powley, and Brad Dourif. IFC Midnight will release the horror film in theaters and on VOD platforms on April 13th.
Synopsis: "A teenage girl’s coming of age comes with a terrifying twist in this spellbinding take on the werewolf legend. Since birth, Anna (Bel Powley) has been raised in isolation by a man she knows only as Daddy (Chucky star Brad Dourif) who has done everything possible to conceal the truth about the girl’s origins from her. But when the teenage Anna is suddenly thrust into the real world under the protection of no-nonsense police officer Ellen (Liv Tyler), it soon becomes clear that the young woman is far from ordinary. Unable to adjust to a normal life, Anna finds herself drawn instead to the wild freedom of the forest while struggling to resist the growing bloodlust that has awakened inside her. This moodily atmospheric thriller combines supernatural scares with a myth-like tale of self-discovery."