After a very promising teaser trailer earlier this year, the quite brilliant and shocking full length theatrical trailer has finally arrived for Xavier Gens’ quite wonderful looking Apocalyptic horror, The Divide. We can only expect great things from this as Gens is the French director who gave us the brutal film Frontier(s).
The film stars Micheal Biehn in one of the best performances of his career, alongside Lauren German, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Eklund, Rosanna Arquette, Ashton Holmes, Courtney B Vance, Jennifer Blanc and Ivan Gonzalez.
Our site creator, Bat, recently watched The Divide at the Grimm Up North Festival, and you can view her thoughts here
In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers–all tenants of a New York high rise apartment–escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle and tensions flare, and they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness, each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside.
By Matt Wavish