Subliminal Films has acquired U.S. rights to Finnish hillbilly thriller Tuftland. The movie marks the feature film debut from genre filmmaker Roope Olenius. It tells the story of headstrong textile student named Irina who accepts a summer job offer from the isolated and self-sufficient village of Kyrsyä. After arriving, Irina soon realizes the people who inhabit the small town aren’t as harmless as they may seem.
Check out the trailer below, then read on for all the details!
Balancing between a failed relationship, uninspiring studies and financial problems, headstrong textile student Irina finds herself stuck in the modern rat race. To overcome her problems, she decides to accept an unexpected summer job offer at the secluded and self-sufficient village of Kyrsya. As Irina begins to get a grip of herself in the middle of the endless Finnish forest, the harmless and offbeat hillbillies begin to reveal their true nature.
Tuftland stars Veera W. Vilo, Saara Elina and Miikka J. Anttila. The story was adapted by Olenius from the stage play, Kyrsyä, by Neea Viitamäki. The film was shot on location in the Finnish backwoods
Here’s a look at the key art for the film!
Subliminal Films will release Tuftland in limited theaters and across all major VOD platforms on March 1, 2019.
Hillbilly horror? Sign me up! I’m a fan of Wrong Turn and other films of that nature. This looks right up my alley! What about you? Did you enjoy the trailer? Will you check out Tuftland in theaters or on demand in March? Tell us in the comments!