Having its premiere at Fantastic Fest all the way back in 2017, Hagazussa has taken a couple of years to finally come out but it looks like Bloody Disgusting has picked it up for distribution. Partnering with Doppelgänger Releasing, this will be their second acquisition after last years horror comedy Heavy Trip.
Being touted as Germany’s answer to the Witch, the Hagazussa takes place in the Austrian Alps in the 15th century when people lived in fear of witches and ancient magic.
Official Plot Synopsis:
“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 film will open in limited theaters on April 19 before arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on April 23.