“Do you want to hear a story about the wild?” the ‘Wildling’ is a teenage girl’s coming of age comes with a terrifying twist. Since birth, Anna has been raised in isolation by a man she knows only as Daddy who has done everything possible to conceal the truth about the girl’s origins from her.
“She’s the girl that was kept in her father’s attic.” He keeps her locked in an attic making her fear the Wildling, a child-eating monster that roams the outside.
“I’m sheriff Cooper, I’m the one who found you. You’re gonna be with me until we identify any relatives you might have.” At age 16, Anna is freed by small-town sheriff Ellen Cooper who helps her start a new life as a normal teenager. But as Anna’s body begins to blossom, her childhood nightmares return with a vengeance, leading to the conclusion of a terrifying secret.
“What’s the Wildling? Did your dad tell you that?” “His teeth are sharp and so are his nails. He ate all the other children, you’re the last one left.” When the teenage Anna is suddenly thrust into the real world under the protection of no-nonsense police officer Ellen (Liv Tyler), it soon becomes clear that the young woman is far from ordinary.
“Have you ever seen the wildling?” “In my dreams.” “You’re safe here.” “Men from the town said that they got every last one, but that isn’t quite true, is it?” “You’re the last one left.” Unable to adjust to a normal life, Anna finds herself drawn instead to the wild freedom of the forest while struggling to resist the growing bloodlust that has awakened inside her.
“What happened last night? I want to help you, what is the wildling Anna!” Directed by German-born Fritz Böhm who co-wrote the screenplay with Florian Eder the ‘Wildling’ is a moodily atmospheric thriller that combines supernatural scares with a myth-like tale of self discovery. With a cast that includes Liv Tyler, Bel Powley and Brad Dourif the film opens in theaters and VOD April 13, 2018.
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