Watch a new clip from IFC Midnight’s Desolation. In this horror/thriller, a small family treks into the wilderness to scatter their father’s ashes. They soon realise that they are being followed by a lone hiker. After a series of increasingly disturbing encounters, this grieving family must fight to stay alive.
Watch an exclusive clip from the film, above. Stick around for the trailer and official poster, below.
After the death of her husband, Abby (Jaimi Page), her son, Sam (Toby Nichols) and best friend, Jen (Alyshia Ochse), venture into the forests of upstate New York on a camping trip, only to find themselves in danger from a mysterious hiker (Claude Duhamel) with malicious intentions.
As the trio attempts to navigate the vast wilderness in search of safety, they find themselves the hunted prey in a deranged killer’s terrifying game and the only way to survive is to kill – or be killed…
Desolation stars Jaimi Paige, Alyshia Ochse, Claude Duhamel and Toby Nichols. Patton, Lauren Bates, Kim Patton produce. Mara Barr. E. Thomas Fernandez and Michael Murdock are executive producers. Desolation is directed by Sam Patton from a screenplay by Matt Anderson and Michael Larson-Kangas.
Lost in the wilderness films have been a big theme of 2017, and we’ve seen quite a few successful executions on the setting. Nightmare on Film Street favorite, The Ritual, mixed in paranormal, fantastical elements. Also on the slasher side of things this year was The Killing Ground, a jarring glimpse at hunters vs the hunted. The Killing Ground was also released via IFC Midnight, and can be found on VOD platforms as of this past summer. The Ritual recently saw a theatrical release in the UK, and will see a DVD release in February.
Desolation is released via IFC Midnight and lands in select theaters and all major VOD platforms today, December 15th, 2017.