Harbinger Down (2014)
Alec Gillis’ Harbinger Down (2014) looks utterly amazing and I am very stoked to see this horror film. I saw the initial first few seconds and immediately thought of John Carpenters The Thing but I was relieved when I saw the rest of the trailer. This movie looks scary and I love it so far. Harbinger Down stars Lance Henriksen, Matt Winston and Camille Balsamo.
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.
In the spirit of sci-fi/horror classics, Alien and The Thing, Harbinger Down is a tense, claustrophobic full-length creature film that will feature only practical Animatronic and Makeup Effects.
Genre legend Lance has been a huge supporter of our work since 1985. We created the effect of him getting split in half by the Queen Alien when he played Bishop in Aliens.