In horror films, one of the major tropes is to never go in the woods. However, in Netflix’s “Elves” the reason to not go in the woods is because of something much more evil than previously thought.
Here’s the synopsis:
Hoping to reconnect over Christmas, a family of four travels to a remote island in the Danish archipelago, only to find it controlled by members of a strongly religious community living in balance with fierce creatures in the woods revealed to be… elves. Real, monstrous beings that inspired the folklore and myths we all know. When the girl in the family finds and brings home a baby elf, she inadvertently disrupts the balance and throws everyone on the island into a life-or-death battle for faith, family and pure survival.
The little elf looks like a cross between a potato and a Troll doll and is almost cute, but the bigger versions—which we only catch glimpses of in this trailer—are rather more terrifying, and the ominous humans even more so. Are the locals really living in harmony with the elves? Or is something much creepier going on here?
Elves arrive on Netflix on November 28th.