Harbinger Down Official Trailer (2014)

So excited to be a part of this. This trailer premiered yesterday and being a backer, I was able to see it in advance along with approximately 50 other updates from ADI over the last year. If you are unaware of this film, it is a horror/sci-fi flick literally created by the guys behind T2, Aliens, The Thing, Tremors, Pumpkinhead and countless other classic monster flicks that use unbelievable practical/in-camera effects. This movie uses ONLY practical effects and make-up to create the terror within. It had a hard time finding footing in Hollywood and so became the focus of a Kickstarter campaign. Having this trailer show up yesterday finally cemented my investment in the film a reality. While, not all of the effects are completely finished yet, even for this trailer. I can assure you the final product looks stellar.

I am so proud to be a backer of this film and to be one of the reasons that it was finally able to be made. I won’t say how much I put towards the movie, but it was…enough. I’m so stoked to get all of the perk items for donating cash, which includes a limited edition of the bluray, signed pieces or memorabilia and a ton of other stuff tied to the film. Also, to have one of my favorite horror actors, Lance Henriksen, starring in the film, I am just totally geeking out over this. Get ready for Harbinger Down, it’s gonna be wicked.

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.

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Elysium

I loved Blomkamp’s work on District 9. It was a beautiful, gritty sci-fi world and while I hope he makes a sequel to it, this right here shows that he still has what it takes to be one of the top directors working right now. I wouldn’t care if he never left the genre. This kinda got me jonesin’ for him to helm a Mass Effect movie. Looks great. I’m sure it will be fantastic.

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.