We love a good old-fashioned creature feature here at COMET, in case you couldn’t tell, but they’re not as prevalent as they used to be. Decades ago, it wasn’t hard to find horror flicks featuring giant ants or frogs, but these days they’re increasingly rare. Which is why we’re so thankful that Boar exists.
The new Aussie film features a monstrous wild boar terrorizing a group of young people in the Australian outback, and it looks like it includes all the gore, practical effects, and campy humor we’ve come to expect from these types of films. The movie is going to premiere on Friday the 13th — Friday, April 13th, specifically — at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in Belgium, but you can check out the first full length trailer right now. Be forewarned, it’s full of boar ‘n gore.
The film is directed by Chris Sun, who previously helmed the Tara Reid and Kane Hodder-starring indie horror comedy Charlie’s Farm. Now, thanks to the backing of Universal Studios, Sun has his highest profile release to date with Boar. The movie stars Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Nathan Jones, House of 1,000 Corpses‘ Bill Moseley, Wolf Creek‘s John Jarratt, Simone Buchanan, and oh yeah, an eight-foot, two-ton boar. Here’s the film’s official synopsis, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:
Lurking within this picturesque setting is a dark and terrifying threat – a beast of staggering size with an uncontrollable desire for blood and destruction. Driven by its insatiable appetite for carnage, it defends its territory with brutal force and savagely takes on any who get in its way.
No word yet on when we can expect to see Boar in the States, but we can’t imagine it will be too long before the beast begins rampaging on our shores.