Back in January we brought you news of a Norwegian horror film is arriving later in 2012 that will tell the tale of the “huldra”. Aleksander Nordaas’ Thale follows a creepy chick with a cow’s tale that appears normal from the front, but will appear “hollowed out” from behind (like a tree trunk). We’ve now landed a few new images that give you a clear look at said creature. We’ve added below, while inside you’ll find tons of clips and trailers.
Here’s the newly released plot crunch: “Two crimes scene cleaners discover a mythical tailed, female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her tale herself, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together; she’s been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface. Someone is approaching from outside. They want her back.”
Here’s what Wiki says about the lore: “In some traditions, the huldra lures men into the forest to have sexual intercourse with her, rewarding those who satisfy her and often killing those who do not. The Norwegian huldra is a lot less bloodthirsty and may simply kidnap a man or lure him into the underworld. She sometimes steals human infants and replaces them with her own ugly huldrebarn (changeling huldre children). In some cases, the intercourse resulted in a child, being presented to the unknowing father. In some cases, she forces him to marry her.”