[Video] Go Behind the Carnage of Harbinger Down – Plus New Stills!

Chris Savage

Harbinger Down IS the practical effects movie we have all been yearning for, and better yet, the movie is a Kickstarter success story. And well, it’s easy to see why. The film is filled with some of the best talent the genre has to offer, from the guys creating the awesome practical effects, down to the guys on the screen.

This sucker is something you all need to add to your radars, and just perhaps Hollywood, will take notice and realize that we want practical effects in horror.

While we wait ever patiently for this one, we have scored an in-depth look behind-the-scenes of Harbinger Down with the folks involved, and it’s really great stuff. But that’s not all, we have also scored a couple of stills from the film! Yep, we’re nice like that.

Harbinger Down is written and directed by creature FX designer Alec Gillis with Tom Woodruff, Jr., bringing his expertise to the table too. And did I mention this one stars genre veteran Lance Henriksen? Get ready for some pure awesomeness!

Synopsis: 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 3 decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.

I’m absolutely pumped for this one, but enough about what I think, what do you guys make of this one?

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      1. SteveB February 26, 2014 at 7:16 am

        I think this should be a fun movie, but I also think the “fight” between practical and digital effects is a bit of a waste of time. If you work in one area or the other then I can see the point; job security, but as a viewer I just want the end result to look good. Given the people who are making this movie, I have no doubt that the work will look great, but the same would be true if a great team of digital FX pros were making the film.

      2. Edward March 9, 2014 at 2:05 am

        In my opinion, I think that the Practical Special Effects and Makeup Effects are creepier and 50X realistic than the digital FX. I also think that in the future they should do hundreds new horrifying body to monster transformation special effects with thousands of bladders effects like the 1980’s horror films “The Beast Within,” “Altered States,” and “The Howling.” They really should bring those kind of special effects back.