Toronto International Film Festival is known for its programming of numerous awards contenders, but there are other lesser known films kicking around amongst those heavy hitters. Like so many other festivals, TIFF has a bit of late night programming called Midnight Madness that features the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy cinema. First-time feature director Jonas Govaerts brings his dark tale of childhood imagination run amok in Belgian horror film Cub. A full synopsis from TIFF follows:
Troubled twelve-year-old Sam (Maurice Luijten) heads off on a summer camping trip with his Cub Scout troupe. When the highly imaginative boy claims to have seen a creature in the woods, his counsellors naturally assume that their campfire tales of a monster named Kai have gotten to him. But the danger Sam sees is all too real: watching from the darkness is a masked, feral child whose menacing snarl and quick movements go unnoticed by all except for Sam. As the mocking taunts of the other boys isolate Sam further from his pack, he becomes increasingly convinced that a terrible fate awaits them all.
Cub will premiere at TIFF on September 10th.