Harbinger Down: new trailer
Lance Henriksen stars in the practical effects-led sci-fi horror, Harbinger Down. The new trailer's here...
The rapid evolution of CGI means that traditional practical effects are becoming an increasingly rare sight in mainstream movies. A recent case in point: The Thing. Where John Carpenter's 1982 film was a showcase for Rob Bottin's extraordinary practical effects (with a few moments arriving courtesy of Stan Winston), the 2011 prequel was dominated largely by CGI.
In reality, the FX team Amalgamated Dynamics - previously responsible for the effects in such films as Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, to name but two - had created a range of icky practical creatures for The Thing 2011, only to have studio executives decide to overlay their work with CGI at the 11th hour.
Understandably disheartened by this, Amalgamated Dynamics decided to make their own science fiction horror film, which could finally show off their talent for creating practical monster effects. The result is Harbinger Down, a movie project that received $384,000 in pledges on Kickstarter last year. Starring Lance Henriksen, it's a creature feature very much in the vein of The Thing: there's ice, a group of increasingly anxious characters, and a hideous, shape-shifting creature.
There's no word on a release date yet, but as the trailer below suggests, some more details should be thawing very soon.
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