Red Water Entertainment has announced that they will be giving writer/director Rasmus Merivoo’s Estonian horror comedy / dark fairy tale Kratt a digital and VOD release in North America on October 11th – and along with that announcement comes the unveiling of the film’s trailer, which you can see in the embed above. The film will be available to watch on the likes of iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, iNDemand, and DISH next month.
Said to be “in the vein of Guillermo del Toro“, Kratt has the following synopsis:
Children are left at Grandma’s without smartphones. Real life seems boring, working feels hard. Luckily they find instructions for Kratt – a magical creature from old Estonian mythology who will do whatever its master says. All they have to do now is buy a soul from the Devil! Life stops being boring in a bloody way…
The film stars Mari Lill, Nora Merivoo, Harri Merivoo, Elise Tekko, Roland Treima, Mari-Liis Lill, and Marek Tammets.
Kratt had its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2021 and has gone on to screen at several other festivals around the world, including Screamfest, the Sydney Underground Film Festival, Other Worlds Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, and Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. The movie is an award winner in its home country, as Mari Lill (who plays Grandma) took home the Best Actress prize at the Estonian Film and TV Awards. Merivoo was also up for the Best Screenplay award at that ceremony.
What did you think of the Kratt trailer? Will you be watching the movie next month? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below. Kratt looks like fun to me, and it’s cool to see an Estonian movie get global attention because in North America you don’t seem to hear about Estonia very often.
Here’s the film’s poster: