We’ve got a very special treat for you this morning… how about your very first look at Franck Richard’s French horror flick The Pack, which is currently lensing off in the UK?! Beyond the break you can read a little set report tease from B-D stringer Tom Espley, and check out the first image featuring SFX work by Atelier 69 (Frontier(s), Mutants, The Horde, Via Ferrate), led by Olivier Afonso. He’s know for his groundbreaking work on all of the aforementioned horror films.
In the middle of a snowy no man’s land, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn’t come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max’s mother and needs to feed her kids, “The pack”, a bunch of blood lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: these ghouls are already dead… and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, she quickly realizes… she’s next on the menu.
Bloody-Disgusting were lucky enough to have been invited on to the set to witness first-hand the production of upcoming movie `The Pack’ (La Meute), from company La Fabrique de Films, who brought us the gruesome masterpiece `Inside’ (À l’intérieur) and `Humans’.
After being driven up a bumpy dirt track we arrived at the top of a manmade mountain of coal mining waste. Nerves of steel were required for this one – as the night and the cold set in the shadows lengthened and the corners darkened, and the desolate wasteland took on an eerie and chilling atmosphere. Somewhere on set lurked the ghouls; gruesome, bloody, and most of all – hungry. So, imagine the feeling when you enter a smoke-filled, candlelit room to sit down for chow only to be joined by the whole pack of ravenous ghouls. More than once did I have to check out of the corner of my eye to make sure that was just red wine in their glasses. If you think I’m being oversensitive, check out the exclusive shot that Bloody-Disgusting managed to get their claws on. This tasty morsel definitely left me hungry for more, as this movie promises to be truly terrifying and unique; and from my experience, I’m expecting it to deliver.
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