Having recently premiered in its production city Gothenburg, the Swedish feature Cannibal Fog deals with subjects that are still taboo.
Written and directed by Jonas Wolcher, known for the low budget Die Zomebiejaeger, his new film had a very limited premiere last week in Alingsås, Sweden. Next, the 1000 euro film will be screened at Weekend of Horrors in Germany.
According to the official website, Cannibal Fog is a light-hearted approach to taboo subjects such as sexual addiction, religion and morality, and the eroticism of food. And of course, cannibalism. Emphasis has also been put on humour, in fact so much that the film is less a horror film than a dark humored drama.
Cannibal Fog is constructed as one film in three acts. In act one we meet Michael, a troubled man with issues with religion, sexual addiction, and a wish to be someone he is not. We are introduced to Albin, precisely the type of man Michael wishes to be. In act two we delve into the world of Albin, who takes Michael under his wing. In act three Michael’s world transforms under Albin’s guidance and he begin to understand the true meaning of the term “Cannibal Fog”.
Jonas Wolcher says this about his movie: -Cannibal Fog is a dark comedy filmed in the true spirit of an independent, including real special effects, real stunts, and no compromising of the filmmaker’s vision. Too many films today are turned into something that studio executives control based on the potential for profit. This often waters down the original vision the filmmakers had and gives the viewers a less satisfying experience. Our goal is to give you the best, uncompromized experience we can. To accomplish this, we will shoot without outside influence and without an eye on rating systems or censorship. What you will get is a fun, rich film experience with no BS.
While a disc release is not planned yet, the film will come in two versions; one running for 117 minutes and an extended version clocking in at 127 minutes.
Starring Kim Sønderholm, Helen Larsson, Malte Aronsson, Caroline Stråle Svensson, Marie Yeeni Abrahamsson, Lars Lundgren.
A 5-minute scene from the film: