Not often do sci-fi horror films hit a home run, but Egor Abramenko’s film ‘Sputnik‘ knocks it out of the park.
Released on August 14th, the film tells the story of: “Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina) is on the precipice of losing her medical license. Her career may not be over, though. After she’s recruited by the military, Tatiana is brought to a secure science research facility to assess a very special case, that of Konstantin Sergeyevich (Pyotr Fyodorov), a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident and has returned to Earth with a unique condition: there’s something living inside of him that only shows itself late at night. The military has nefarious plans for it. Tatiana wants to stop it from killing Konstantin. And the creature itself thrives on destruction.”
Despite being in Russian, the film’s dialogue flows sensibly and smoothly in sub-titles and even if you’re not used to foreign films, you won’t sense that the sub-titles detract in any way from the presentation and impact of the film.
Sputnik is everything that a sci-fi horror should be – gripping, intense, and terrifyingly brutal.
At this point, I have covered and reviewed so many IFC Midnight films that I have come to trust what they put out in the horror genre, and they rarely ever deliver a flop. Sputnik is another example of their stellar reputation of delivering hit after hit.
While 2020 has found all of us searching for memorable content during quarantine, there is no risk in ‘Sputnik’, especially if you’re a fan of sci-fi, horror, and ‘Alien’.
From start to finish and every moment in-between, Sputnik never drags, and always continues to beautifully weave a full and complete story, and is easily one of my favorite horror films of 2020 thus far.
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Netlfix Drops Trailer for ‘No One Gets Out Alive’
Just in time for Halloween season, Netflix will be dropping it’s brand new horror ‘ No One Gets Out Alive’, which is the adaptation of Adam Nevill’s novel, and a new trailer has dropped to show fans what is in store.
According to the official rundown: “An immigrant (Cristina Rodlo) in search of the American dream is forced to take a room in a boarding house, where she finds herself in a nightmare she can’t escape.”
Warner Bros. Drops Teaser for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’
Warner Bros. gave fans something to smile about when they dropped a short teaser trailer for the upcoming film ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ which is set to unveil a brand new trailer for the fourth film in the iconic film franchise on September 9th.
Thanks to EW, there is also a new image from the movie, showing Keanu Reeves ready to fight. According to numerous reports, the plot centers on Neo who is in therapy and does not remember The Matrix. Neo eventually runs into Trinity at a coffee shop.
The movie is set to arrive on December 22nd, and will likely be available in theaters as well as on HBO Max.
Behind the Scene of ‘The Forever Purge’
A brand new, behind the scenes, featurette of ‘The Forever Purge’ was shared by Bloody Disgusting this week and with it comes a look at the creation of several of the iconic masks and characters, among other details.
The release comes ahead of ‘The Forever Purge’ arriving on Digital HD on September 14th, and then to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on September 28th. Other special features that fans can expect include:
- Collapsing the System: Behind The Forever Purge featurette
- Creeptastic Wardrobe featurette
- Alternate opening storyboards
- Deleted scenes
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