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Full Length Short Premiere: Take A Trip Aboard Creature-Filled ‘Vessel’

Clark Baker has provided Bloody Disgusting an excluisve first look at his short film Vessel, an ambitious sci-fi horror project in the vein of Alien, The Thing and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Vessel features a blend of old school, practical creature effects and slick, modern day VFX.

The story focuses on Liberty Airlines’ Flight 298 and its passengers. Shortly after takeoff, the passengers encounter an otherworldly force and thrown into a fight for their lives!

Watch it below and tell us what you think!



  • secretsquirrely

    Wow that was surprisingly good. Good creature effects, good camera work, good music, and decent acting. I’d love to see this fleshed out into a longer story so we discover why the creatures behaved in the way they did.

    Also I love how ballsy the story was. This little film took some risks with some excellent payoffs. I look forward to seeing more from this team in the future.

  • Kit-Forbes

    I have to echo secretsquirrely above. Very well done clip.

    They had me at the TwilightZone-esqe bit of the guy seeing something out the window that no one else can. Not a fan of tentacled creatures but I’d give this a go to see what happens with they land.

    Also a request for this team consider shape-shifting reptilians in the future. ^_^

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  • kydistortion35

    I was sad to see this end. The production was so good that the CGI was acceptable. Really good short film. Loved the viciousness of the Alien.

  • mobstar67

    very well done..!!! look forward to seeing more from Clark Baker…

  • IceNiner

    This type of alien has been done too, if you were a kid during the 70s, and remember the action figure called “Rom: The Space Knight”, the enemy aliens Rom fought called Dire Wraiths are obviously what Clark Baker and his team were using. (The only difference is that the Dire Wraiths stinging tentacle came from it’s mouth) but otherwise its the same creature. While I appreciate more film efforts that are not prequels/sequels/remakes, this has been done. Even in the Rom comic, this scene plays out the same, except it happens on a passenger train instead of an aircraft. Next time you’re in a comic store with a good selection of old stuff, get into the Rom series (which was so good it way outlasted the popularity of the toy) and was surprisingly graphic material for a toy-based comic marketed to children (they used to write for a higher reading level back then instead of dumbing material down like they do now).

  • Evan3

    Wow, its people like the commenters above that result in us having a million terrible Saw and Final Destination sequels. Impressive creature design for sure, but otherwise little to commend this. What was wrong with every single other passenger that they all waited in their seats. The ending was completely predictable as well. Bad acting and a corny script generally in my opinion. Ah well, it still is cool seeing people make their dreams a reality – I wish I had the wherewithall to make a short film!

  • BabyJaneHudson

    Fun, satisfying little film. Always nice when SPOILERISH ALERT the characters you expect to be safe are not.

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