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Coming all the way from Australia to grace this year's festival main screen is Christopher Sun's (Charlie's Farm, Daddy's Little Girl, Come and Get Me) monster pig movie, Boar which joins Razorback,Pig Hunt and... um... well there aren't many notable films in the swine-based creature feature sub-genre.

In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before. Believed nothing more than a myth, a legend brought to life by a drunken local, the beast ventures closer to civilization, closer to life, and ultimately, closer to death. It’s brutal, it’s bloodthirsty, it’s boar.

An accomplished SFX artist in his own right, Sun is open about the use of both CGI and practical effects in the movie, "Boar runs around twenty percent CGI. I want to stay true to my horror background and keep as much practical FX in this film as possible. I want the audience to be blown away at how real our pig is. Steve Boyle (FX Artist and Pig Builder) and I have agreed we are making our own Jurassic Park. This pig is fourteen foot long and eight feet tall at the tip of his ridge. He will be a true eating and killing machine".

However, in terms of the amount of the red stuff he's been throwing around, Sun admits he's dialled it back somewhat. "I am known for my gore and violent kills and I am sure my fan base will be expecting this in BOAR also, however it’s not going to happen. Boar was made to suit mass cinema audience worldwide with an [Australian] MA15 rating. I want BOAR to be full of scares and have those cool jump moments you see in ghost films or the real horror films of yesteryear. I want people to be afraid to camp in the Australian outback out of fear that a monster pig may come and eat them".

"People often ask me to describe Boar, I answer the only way I know how - 'It’s a really big pig that kills people!'"

Boar Links: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

Boar receives its UK premiere on 24th August at 11.45pm in the main screens. For tickets go to: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html


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