Ah, you can’t beat a bit of sci-fi horror with a monster running rampant on a ship. Whether that be a ship in space, or a ship at sea, it doesn’t matter, so long as there’s a monster there.
Harbinger Down is a practical effects lead sci-fi horror in the tradition of The Thing, and a brand new trailer has just landed in the build up to the films US release on VOD and in cinemas tomorrow, followed by a DVD release on 1st September.
Here in the UK the film arrives on DVD on 5th October, so get pre-ordering because this looks awesome!
Alec Gillis (creature effects designer Aliens, Leviathan, Wolf, Starship Troopers, Skyline, Ender’s Game) writes and directs, and the cast includes Lance Henriksen, Matt Winston, Giovonnie Samuels and Camille Balsamo.
A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation.
Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for three decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.