Venezuelan horror movie The Whistler, by Gisberg Bermudez, is unspooling across multiple South American territories, starting in December, with Uncork’d and Dark Star Pictures releasing in theaters across North America in 2019, says Variety.
Based on South American folklore, The Whistler refers to a phantasmagorical figure which terrorizes a village during the night, feeding on the entrails of its victims.
In Gisberg’s retelling of this popular legend; a father races to unearth the origins of the Whistler’s curse and halt the gradual possession of his daughter by the supernatural being.
The Whistler will have its international premiere on the opening night of the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre (BARS) horror and fantasy film festival, where it competes in the festival’s Ibero-American section. BARS runs Nov. 29 – Dec. 9.