“HARBINGER DOWN”: Studio ADI Has The Practical FX-Laden Monster Movie For YouNews Samuel Zimmerman
Last year, Studio ADI’s Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. successfully Kickstarted HARBINGER DOWN on the promise of a classic creature feature that so many horror fans clamor for. The team is ready to reveal the monster madness they’ve delivered, and we’ve got our first look.
Starring Lance Henriksen, HARBINGER DOWN has a classical design: a large ensemble, both blue collar and research-minded, pit against something far beyond easy understanding.
In this case, “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 three decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.”
HARBINGER DOWN, with its stellar pedigree of Studio ADI (Amalgamated Dynamics) behind the many horrifying things of various size and stature, certainly seems like it will hit the spot. It also may be arriving at the perfect time. As fans yearn for visual excitement not so aggressively digital, Eco-horror is distinctly relevant and vital as the complications from Climate Change grow worse. Just a month or so ago, BLOOD GLACIER nailed it the balance of both, and here’s hoping HARBINGER DOWN does the same.
For more on HARBINGER DOWN, visit the film’s official site.