New US Trailer For Pagan Folk Horror Movie ‘Jikirag’ Made In Canada
by Alex Billington
August 8, 2022
“We took an oath. Why did she drop the words.” Vertical Entertainment has unveiled an official US trailer for an indie horror film from Canada titled Jikirag, the feature debut from the film’s three directors. This “pagan folk horror” film will be released in the United States in September, although it did not screen at any festivals. A pagan village, founded on the bones of the innocent and the ignoble, is deeply rooted in the heart of an ancient Eden. When a balance between flesh and soil breaks down, the last surviving ancient villager fights madness and macabre to save his people not only from themselves, but from the monstrous judgment that burrows from below. Featuring Tracey Roath, Alexander J Baxter, Roy Campsall, Josefin Jonsson Tysen, Jenna Hilland Corey Wood. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look great – underlit cinematography, campy dialogue, convoluted threats. No wonder all the festivals rejected this – we should all probably ignore it too.
Here is the official US trailer (+ poster) of Baxter & Keewatin & Moutray’s Jikiragfrom YouTube:
A pagan village, founded on the bones of the innocent and the ignoble, is deeply rooted in the heart of an ancient Eden. When a balance between flesh and soil breaks down, the last surviving village elder fights madness and the macabre to save his people not just from themselves, but from the monstrous judgment that digs from below. Jikirag is co-directed by a trio of young Canadian filmmakers: Alexander J Baxter & Leigah Keewatin & Jessica Moutray, all making their directorial debuts with this film after a few other shorts before. The screenplay is written by Alexander J. Baxter and Jay Martens; from a story by Alexander J. Baxter (of Constellate Films). This hasn’t premiered at any festival or anywhere else as far as we know. Vertical ent. will make its debut Jikirag in select US theaters + on VOD from September 2, 2022.