First Look at Kickstarted, Effects Heavy ‘Harbinger Down’!!

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Back in May we told you about Harbinger Down, a new indie in the spirit of sci-fi/horror classics such as Alien and The Thing. It promises to be a tense, claustrophobic full-length creature film that will feature only practical Animatronic and Makeup Effects!

The pic, which will will celebrate animatronics and makeup effects, is coming from Creature FX Designer Alec Gillis.

Gillis wrote and directed, and ADI co-founder Tom Woodruff, Jr. produced the film, which we now have the first ever stills from!

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.

  • diapers

    Viva la scifi horror! Looking forward to a trailer.

  • djblack1313

    this sounds awesome!

  • j.c

    I remember when this was first reported and it looked awesome. Hope it gets some kind of decent release.

  • ROCKaholic

    I saw this when it was up on Kickstarter, I’m so stoked for it. Saw the live broadcast on set too.