Stay out of the forest...
...Shout! Studios has announced that the latest film from Mermaid: The Lake of the Dead director Ivan Minin, The Widow, will be releasing this March, and it sounds creepy as hell!
In The Widow, written by Ivan Minin, Ivan Kapitonov, Natalia Dubovaia and Svyatoslav Podgaevsky:
"In a densely forested area north of St. Petersburg, people have been going missing for three decades. Very few corpses were ever found, and the few that were recovered were naked. On October 14, 2017, a team of volunteers went out into the woods in search of a missing teenager. Soon, all communication with them was lost. Locals believe they were taken by the same dark spirit that took the others … they call it the Limping Widow."
Via the Press Release: Annually, more than 300 people disappear in the forests to the north of the St. Petersburg region. There are cases when bodies of the missing people are found in the middle of the forest completely naked, without any sign of violent death.
This film is inspired by real events that happened to a search-and-rescue team in the forests near St. Petersburg. Those mysterious, swampy forests of the St. Petersburg region were the main site for the film. The film crew spent several months isolated from civilization. Raw autumn with its north winds, cold and rain — is only a small part of what the expedition members had to deal with every day.
The Widow comes to VOD, Digital, Blu-ray and DVD March 30th from Shout! Studios. You can now pre-order the film here.
By Matt Konopka