Last year 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!
Monday afternoon we landed an insane official trailer for the pic, which will will celebrate animatronics and makeup effects via Creature FX Designer Alec Gillis. There’s tons of gooey goodness that looks straight out of Alien and The Thing. This indie looks like a potential instant classic!
Gillis wrote and directed, and ADI co-founder Tom Woodruff, Jr. produced the film.
“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.”