‘Valley of Shadows’ Trailer – A werewolf film?

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the trailer for Valley of Shadows, a Scandinavian Gothic tale directed by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen. From the trailer, it appears that the narrative follows a young boy whose community is plagued by a series of attacks on sheep which occur at the full moon. The imagery is very atmospheric and the sudden shot of Lucas Cranach’s woodcut ‘The Werewolf’ (1512), along with the full moon, suggest that there may be a lycanthropic element. It certainly looks like a refreshing take on this monster.

The film premiers at the Toronto International Film Festival on 8th September, 2017 and will be released in Norway this October. However, there is no news yet on if it will be released in any other countries. Hopefully, if it receives good reviews and lives up to its trailer, then this will change.

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