Harbinger Down

Synopsis: A group of grad students have booked passage on the crabbing boat Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Belugas 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.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Alec Gillis
Production: Vertical Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
82 min

aboard the Harbinger.

We'll be checking back in with you...

as the mystery reveals itself.

Great. I think we got it.

Control panel.

Some things should stay frozen.

Pop-Pop, look at this.

Is that an animal or something?


This thing's been frozen since the 80's.

We're gonna need to turn this

over to the authorities.

- No. It's property of the university.

- Bullshit. How do you figure?

Found by a University

representative, so...

It's safe to assume the Russians

are gonna want it back.

Correction. It's from the Soviet Union,

which no longer exists.

He's right, Pop-Pop. Salvage law,

whoever finds it, owns it.

Okay. Then it belongs to Sadie.

And everything on this ship

is under my control.

The weather's turning bad.

We're gonna knock the ice off.

And put this hunk of junk in the hold

and nobody's gonna touch it

until we get in Dutch Harbor.

Hold on a sec.

- Captain's orders.

- This may...

What part of this don't you comprehend?

Can he do that?

- You want me to keep rolling?

- Turn it off!

Roland, that storm's headed our way,

pushing ice. It's probably dragging our pots.

We're gonna wait it out in the shallows.

Burnt to a crisp.

Man, any way to die, but that.

All right. We gotta ice these crabs.

We're gonna be here a while.

Hey. Come on, careful with that.

You're gonna freeze us up into an Eskimo...

Eskimo pie. Yeah, I'm Inuit,

by the way, asshole.

Yeah, but Inuit pie isn't as funny.

What the f*ck?

What's wrong with you, man?

That shit ain't funny!

Come on! Damn.

I got a heart condition. You can't be

doing that shit. That ain't funny.

You should get to work.

- You're breaking up. Received a mayday.

- No mayday, Dutch Harbor.

Informing you we've dredged a piece

of wreckage with human remains.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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