Found footage fans rejoice! The long-awaited release of Wekufe: The Origin of Evil (2016) is approaching. The critically acclaimed found footage horror film from Chile, written and directed by Javier Attridge, is coming soon to televisions across the globe.
POV Horror (a wholly owned subsidiary of PlayNowMedia LLC) is proud to announce the acquisition of the worldwide rights to Wekufe: The Origin of Evil (2016). The film is currently being prepped for distribution with a projected release date of either Thanksgiving or Christmas 2020 for rental/sale on major VOD streaming outlets.
Wekufe: The Origin of Evil (2016) received critical acclaim from the likes of Bloody Disgusting, Dread Central, Diabolique Magazine, and iHorror, to name a few. The film is also the recipient of 8 festival awards and 20 nominations:
- Macabre Faire Film Festival (2017)—Winner: Best Foreign Feature
- Maracay International Film & Video Festival (2017) (Venezuela)—Best Fiction Feature
- Independent Horror Movie Awards (2016)—Winner: Best Opening
- Panamá Horror Film Fest (2016)—Best Feature Film
- Pearls Premiere Torremolinos International Fantastic Film Festival (2016) (Spain)—Winner: Best Feature Film
- 12 Months Film Festival (2016) (Romania)—Best Feature Film
- Feratum Fim Festival (2016) (Mexico)—Winner: Best Film
- Festival Internacional de Cine Terror Valparaíso (2018)—Best Feature Film
A journalism student travels with her boyfriend to Chiloé, a remote Patagonia island in the south of Chile, to investigate the connection that exists between the great number of sexual related crimes and the myths and legends surrounding this isolated and mysterious place. Soon they will find out that behind these legends lies something much more obscure that will begin to unravel towards an unavoidable destiny. Gradually they will come to understand that all too often it is best to keep your sanity than to discover the truth.