Saturday 19 January 2013

Review: Wither (2012)

First I´d like to thank Tommy Wiklund for providing me with a screener.
Ida (Lisa Henni) and Albin (Patrick Almkvist) are a happy couple. They set off to a cabin in the vast Swedish woodlands to have a fun holiday with their friends. But under the floorboards waits an evil from Sweden's dark past. Wither is written by David Liljeblad, Tommy Wiklund and Sonny Laguna who also are the directors. The acting is good, it´s professionally shot and edited and looks very nice. With the visuals being very good and combined with the location being a cabin far away in the dark woods it does get dark and creepy. There is a nice creepy atmosphere in this, most of the flick takes place at during a rainy night which in my opinion is a great move on behalf of the filmmakers. The soundtrack is very good.  Another good thing is that the filmmakers have decided to avoid comic relief, this is a horror flick. The special effects, make-up and gore, are excellent!! It´s a blend of practical and computer rendered fx. Gorehounds are gonna love this, it´s cavalcade of blood and guts with several scenes that qualify as high lights. Seriously there are several scenes in this that makes bigger budgeted features pale in comparison. I wanna say that I love the look of the possessed, the make-up fx design for them is great. The creature make-up fx design is also very nice. There´s no T & A in this, which is kinda sad as the female castmembers are very attractive.
Wither has secured DVD distribution in Germany, USA and Sweden.
This review is based upon a passwordprotected online screener, it has swedish audio and english subtitles.
Rating: 7 out of 7. I enjoyed this tremendously, Wither is a great creepy ride that delivers the chills and thrills that we fans of horror movies want. According to the filmmakers they had a budget of approx 46 000 USD (according to current currency) and every dollar is on screen, it is quite incredible how good Wither looks. On a final note, I´m so pleased to finally see a good swedish horror flick. It makes me proud.



  1. Thanks for the review. Sounds awesome. I have been waiting for this for a while. Do you know when there will be a screening? Or the release-date on DVD? (And to everyone out there - if it gets to creepy "a cabin far away in the dark woods" is actually in Knivsta and not as far into the woods as we might have led you to believe... ;-))

  2. No word on any release-date yet, according to Studio S Entertainment, which is the distributor in Sweden, it will be shown at cinemas in Sweden starting on the 9th of August 2013.