The Lance Henriksen-starring creature feature HARBINGER DOWN has just unleashed its first trailer, featuring all the gooey practical effects we’ve been promised since the project was first brought to light. It's nice to finally catch a glimpse of Alec Gillis' indie feature because it's the exact kind of film that the genre has been missing. They set out to create an authentic horror experience by only using practical animatronic and makeup effects, and you're going to see exactly that in this awesome new trailer as the film's wicked creations are front and center. Dig it!
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.
Matt Winston, Camille Balsamo, and Giovonnie Samuels also star.