We haven't had much of an opportunity to shed any light on Alex Gillis' creature feature HARBINGER DOWN lately, but today we're here to change all of that with a handful of new stills featuring the one and only Lance Henriksen. One of the many reasons to be pumped about this one is that Amalgamated Dynamics (TREMORS, STARSHIP TROOPERS, THE THING) have set out to create an authentic horror experience by only using practical animatronic and makeup effects. It's refreshing to see these guys take an old school approach to HARBINGER DOWN because practical effects are exactly the kind of shit that we've been missing lately. Hopefully the film will be able to live up to its monsters!
Here's what it's about:
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.
If you happen to be attending MONSTERPALOOZA this year, HARBINGER DOWN will have a panel there that begins Sat./March 29th at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (FREE) and will be moderated by cast member Matt Winston of Stan Winston School of Character Arts. Alright, enough of the words and stuff. Here are the new stills!