Cub, Jonas Govaerts’ Originally Titled; “Welp”
Release Date: October 29, 2014
Release Format: DVD, Streaming
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Horror Sub-genre: Horror, Adventure
Over-imaginative 12 year-old Sam heads off to the woods to summer scout camp with his pack convinced he will encounter a monster. And he does.
Director Jonas Govaerts brings us the story of Sam, an orphan, who already comes from a troubled past. He joins the cubs scout summer camp, and is picked on by the other scouts. When one of the scout leaders tell a fictional story about a feral child, named Kai, and his devious father, Sam is left with scary visions and dreams. But he soon discovers that the visions and dreams are real, and that his camp is in danger and it’s up to him to save the day.
Plot – “Cub”, originally known as “Welp” is an intriguing film with a good, original plot. A deranged man and his feral son make the woods their home, and any trespassers fall victim to their clever booby traps and meet an unfortunate fate.
Scare Factor – There were actually a few scenes that made me flinch unexpectedly.
Practical/Special Effects – The make-up and special effects in “Cub” are very good.
Performances – The performances in “Cub” are, shockingly, pretty good.
Lingering – My only problem with “Cub” is that it takes a while for the film to get to the good parts. For the first 30-40 minutes, or so, you’re sitting there, anxious for the film to get to the point.
- 0-10 Avoid
- 11-20- Mediocre
- 21-30 -Good
- 31-40 – Average
- 41-50- Decent
- 51-60 – Stunning
- 71-80 – Must See
- 81-90 – Amazing
- 91-100 – Impressive