Director and co-writer Federico Zampaglione‘s terrifying film recalls Sam Peckinpah‘s ferocious Straw Dogs and Tobe Hooper‘s horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, yet it feels as immediate as today‘s headlines. Jake Muxworthy plays a young soldier who embarks on a mountain-biking trip, walks into a cafe and meets the love of his life (Karina Testa). Unfortunately, he also meets a pair of violent hunters who make him their prey after he defends the young woman from their sleazy advances. But what appears at first to be a vicious cat-and-mouse game set in treacherous terrain turns into a full-blown nightmare when these adversaries become the captives of a mountain dweller whose depraved plans for them soon become all too apparent. Both a relentless horror film and a searing account of the brutal after-effects of war, SHADOW is a scream-inducing descent into an abyss of unspeakable terror.