Finnish slasher Lake Bodom is playing this weekend at the BFI London Film Festival and we have an exclusive clip for you!
The film, directed by Taneli Mustonen, is a riff on 1980s slashers, and is described by the LFF site as “an ambidextrous, genre-bending thriller of considerable skill and diabolical invention, which delights in slaying expectations and slicing up conventions,” which is certainly a good way to get our attention.
The synopsis is as follows:
“In 1960, a group of Finnish teenagers were brutally murdered while on a camping trip at Lake Bodom. The unsolved crime, which shocked an entire nation, has become an enduring urban legend, continuing to terrify and fascinate across 50 years. Taking this true crime story as its starting point, Taneli Mustonen’s slyly subversive slasher follows a gang of adolescents intent on recreating the murder scene and uncovering the truth of what really happened that fateful night. But as darkness falls over the infamous lake, our unhappy campers begin to fear they are not alone and that history might be about to repeat itself. So far so Friday The 13th. But be warned – those expecting an anonymous homage to the countless campsite slashers of the 1980s are in for a rude awakening.”
The London Film Festival screenings are:
Friday 14 October 2016 21:00, Prince Charles Cinema
Sunday 16 October 2016 21:00, BFI Southbank
So get your tickets now! Here’s the link.
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