Who is up for a little Swedish terror? Well, our friends over at MVD Entertainment, will be unleashing the horror/thriller Mara, on to DVD and VOD in both the States and Canada, and we have all the details including the brand new trailer. So, head on down below and see if this is something you’ll be checking out in the new year?
From the Press Release:
“Filmkoncept Scandinavia is proud to announce that the Swedish horror-thriller “Mara” will premiere on DVD and VOD in the U.S. and Canada during spring 2013. “Mara” is to be distributed by MVD Entertainment Group, a prominent distributor of independent films, documentaries, music and educational DVDs and serving major chains, online retailers, one-stops and independent retailers.
First up, “Mara” is out on DVD and VOD on its domestic market Sweden from Njutafilms on January 16. Among the bonus features on the domestic release are a Making Of featurette and interviews with star Angelica Jansson. This material is expected to be ported over to the North American release.
“Mara” is Swedish glamour model Angelica Jansson’s feature film debut. Angelica has appeared in magazines such as Moore (Sweden), Slitz (Sweden), Playboy (USA) and Sunday Sports (UK). In “Mara,” Angelica plays Jenny, who as a little girl witnessed a brutal act of violence in her home, a murder that scarred her for life. Trying to process her childhood trauma, Jenny returns to the scene of the crime as an adult. Along with a couple of friends she intends to relax and enjoy herself during a weekend in this gloomy, secluded house in the middle of the woods. However, the stay turns into a trip to Hell when it turns out there’s an intruder in the house. A shadow from the past. Somebody out for blood. Jenny finds herself stuck in a nightmare without end.
The low-key, psychological chiller “Mara” is the first feature from Filmkoncept Scandinavia and is written, produced and directed by Fredrik Hedberg, Jacob Kondrup and Åke Gustafsson.
“Mara” uses a deliberately slow building style and plot twists, were nothing is what itseems, is partly inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” Hitchcock aside, the gloomy feel and moody look of the film draws on more contemporary inspiration from the likes of John Carpenter and others. The movie was shot on location near Kristianstad, southern Sweden.”