Hagazussa trailer: Germany’s hypnotically complex gothic horror
Doppelgänger Releasing and Bloody Disgusting have released the official trailer for the German gothic horror film Hagazussa, which had its world premiere at the 2017 Fantastic Fest where it won Best Picture in the Next Wave Features category. The movie also toured international festivals, including Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017. You can check out the trailer now below!
Hagazussa takes place in the Austrian Alps in the 15th century when people lived in fear of witches and ancient magic. The film is Germany’s answer to The Witch, complete with “stunning atmosphere mixed with brooding terror from start to finish.”
The story follows orphan Albrun (Celina Peter), who grows up to be a simple goatherd living in solitude… and a marked woman. As a scapegoat of ancient myths and monstrous misogyny, Albrun (portrayed by Alexsandra Cwen as an adult) finds herself tormented by the local townsfolk, driving her to unleash the inner darkness that swells within her. A self-styled witch, Albrun soon exercises her other-worldly birthright and conjures a plague that makes the surrounding human cruelty look pathetic and small by comparison.
Hagazussa serves as the feature film debut for director Lukas Feigelfeld. The horror film will open in limited theaters on April 19 before arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on April 23.