Sam, 12, is in trouble: his entire "Pathfinder" scout troop picks on him - and worse. The leader, Peter, is the worst of all. He seems to find a sadistic pleasure in humiliating Sam. This year's trip is to a woods near the French border where a curious legend named Kai is said, around the campfire, to make mischief. But when Sam finds that Kai is no legend and that he makes more than mischief, no one believes him.Written by
Many were surprised when the Belgian film ratings board gave this horror film an "all ages" rating. The Flemish Boys Scouts movement in particular took exception to this move, urging parents not to take their children to such an intense film. The film's producers too were very surprised by the movie's rating. See more »
After Jasmijn is trapped, Sam finds her scarf on the ground. Later in the movie she's wearing the scarf again. See more »
"No animals or kids were harmed during the shoot if this motion picture." See more »
Cub was a captivating movie, filled with building but nicely crafted suspense. I felt at times that the plot was somewhat predictable, but I still enjoyed myself throughout the movie. The movie itself remains true to the horror genre, whilst mildly delving into the themes of puberty and social acceptance. The movie also packs a satisfying amount of gore, and doesn't blow all of it's atmosphere on pointless jump scares.
The movie does, however, follow some trends and themes set by other movies (which removes from it's originality in my opinion). Most of the characters are also very easy to dislike.
Overall, I would say that this movie is enjoyable and worth a watch, and I applaud it for it's independence and how refreshing it is compared to some of the current horror films around.
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