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Wither (2012)

Vittra (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 9 August 2013 (Sweden)
Ida and Albin are a happy couple. They set off to a cabin in the vast Swedish woodlands to have a fun holiday with their friends. But under the floorboards waits an evil from Sweden's dark past.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Patrik Berg-Almkvisth Patrik Berg-Almkvisth ... Albin (as Patrik Almkvist)
Lisa Henni ... Ida
Patrick Saxe ... Simon
Johannes Brost ... Gunnar
Amanda Renberg Amanda Renberg ... Linnea
Jessica Blomkvist Jessica Blomkvist ... Marie / The Vættr
Max Wallmo Max Wallmo ... Markus
Anna Henriksson Anna Henriksson ... Tove
Ingar Sigvardsdotter Ingar Sigvardsdotter ... Karin
Ralf Beck Ralf Beck ... Olof
Sanna Ekman ... Eva
Julia Knutson Julia Knutson ... Lisa
Jessica Darberg Jessica Darberg ... Customer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chaton Anderson ... Zoe
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Ida and Albin are a happy couple. They set off to a cabin in the vast Swedish woodlands to have a fun holiday with their friends. But under the floorboards waits an evil from Sweden's dark past.

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

9 August 2013 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa do Demônio See more »

Filming Locations:

Knivsta, Sweden

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SEK 300,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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During the filming of the buried alive scene, the grave that had been dug up was located at the nest of dangerous vespulas and a new grave had to be dug up in haste. See more »

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When Marie sneaks into the cabin from one of the back windows to scare off Albin who is trying to unlock the front door and get in, the inside of the cabin is too dark and Marie finds a candle and lights it on with a match. From now on the length of the candle differs in each scene. At first it's long, at the very next scene it becomes a half shorter. Then again it's longer, then again shorter. See more »

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Wasted Life
Written by Samir El Alaoui, Mattias Widén, Kristian Petersson, Joakin Öhrström & Mattias Blomkvist
Performed by Inferno Incognito
Produced by Samir El Alaoui
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Swedish smørgasbörd of gore!
2 November 2013 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

To claim that "Wither" is inspired by Sam Raimi's horror monument "The Evil Dead" would be a tremendous understatement. "Wither" fundamentally IS the Swedish version of "The Evil Dead", although accomplished with a great deal of respect, admiration and youthful enthusiasm towards the classic original. Perhaps even more so the case than in the US-remake released earlier this year! Albin and Ida, a young couple very much in love, invite five of their friends to spend a weekend in a cabin high up in the Swedish woods. Before they are even properly installed, one of the girls encounters a mythological Swedish folklore demon in the fruit cellar and becomes possessed. She subsequently infects her friends one by one while the surviving ones unsuccessfully attempt to escape. So much for the straightforward and familiar story, and I bet you can guess the script also reverts to textbook clichés (the old man with the warnings) and stereotype characters (arrogant jocks, blond bimbos…). But all that doesn't matter, because the main trump of "Wither" obviously isn't the intellectual storyline but the outrageous and plentiful gore! It looks as if the crew invested every penny they owned into make-up effects, fake blood and red goo. "Wither" offers a Swedish smørgasbörd of impalement, decapitations, axe-wielding, shotgun-through-the-head wounds, face-munching and much more! The gore, and particularly the quality of the old-fashioned make-up effects, widely compensate for the lack of originality. My main complaint regarding the film is that the makers clearly had too much fun and seemingly didn't want their movie to end. Towards the finale, the film definitely drags and outstays its welcome. The overly sentimental confrontation between the last two survivors could (and should) have been cut with at least 10 minutes at least.


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