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?