Dead Space: Downfall

Synopsis: The USG Ishimura, a miner spaceship, is transporting a strange artifact called the Red Marker. In the Aegis VII colony, where the Red Marker was found, there are some suicides and murders and the people are slowly going mad. The people are being infected by something. Barrow, the foreman, finds the body of his wife having committed suicide. Barrow decides to escape the colony's madness and, taking his wife's body, goes on board the Ishimura. But something happens to Barrow's wife on board the Ishimura.
Director(s): Chuck Patton
Production: Anchor Bay
74 min

My name is Alissa Vincent.

I may be the sole survivor.

We encountered an alien life form.

They have taken over

the bodies of the crew.

The colony was lost.

My team is dead.

It is my belief that the artifact

we discovered on the surface

is somehow responsible.

If you find this recording,

the Ishimura and the artifact

must be destroyed.

- must be destroyed.

- must be destroyed.

Whatever it is, it's just up ahead.

Any idea what it is?

Not a clue.

This planet is ripe

with unusual seismic activity.

Protocol says we're required

to check it out,

so we're checking it out.

All right, heads up.

We've got a small impact crater ahead.

Watch your footing.

Toggle your flares.

Let's take a look

at what we're dealing with.

There's something strange

about these walls.

There's evidence of chemical weathering.

And there's symmetrical

Anybody else think these marks

resemble the ones made by an E-34?

Well, I would if we weren't

several million light years from home

on a previously unexplored rock.

Yet, we have E-34 drag lines as well.

Nobody's used an E-34

elephant drilling rig in over 150 years.

Hell, I've only seen them in books.

I'm going to radio the colony.

Somebody's been messing around out here.

Jen, you're going

to want to look at this.

Oh, my God.

We've got to call this in.

This is Aegis Colony.

Artifact discovered.

Could be a second Marker.

Please advise.

Unitologist Church has been notified.

They're awaiting specs.

Earth, you should have an image.

Files are uploaded.

My God, we've found it.

Launch of Ishimura on schedule.

Arrival on station: one month.

Prepare the artifact

for transfer to the ship.

Artifact removed from discovery site.

Strange interference generated.

Unexplained violence

reported among colonists.

Planet security handling it.

Artifact is quarantined

and ready for removal.


Ishimura will be on station

and ready for transport shortly.

Our expert, Dr. Kyne, is aboard

and will coordinate the experiments.

Altman be praised.

That's odd.

What the hell's been

going wrong down there?

Chief Vincent,

you're wanted on the bridge.

What's up?

The captain is ready to see you.

On my way.

Audio off.

About f***ing time.

Lights out.

So I tell her, artifact or not,

in the grand scheme of things,

we are all alone out here.

Might be a long time ago the universe

had all kinds of life, but now...

You know what I think?

I think the thing is cursed.

I mean look what's happened

since they found it.

I don't remember you getting paid

to think, Jackson.

Now go help secure those gravity tethers.

We've got a whole operation

waiting on this thing.

Someone or something

put that thing here for a reason,

that's all I know.

It's a good thing no one asked you.

Come on, Collin.

You telling me that the thing

ain't creeping the sh*t out of you?

I mean, the suicides, the murders?

Seems like everyone on this rock

is losing their sh*t.

This is deep space.

Weird sh*t happens.

The faster we do our jobs,

the faster we get home.

Your wife discovered it

and she still has no theory

about where it came from?

The Unitologists seem to have an idea

that this is what created us,

or something stupid like that.

Jen is a geologist and a site surveyor,

not an anthropologist,

archeologist, or Unitologist.

Besides, she hasn't been well.

That's more the reason to get this thing

aboard ship and go home.

What the hell

is going on down there, Barrow?

We've got a timeline

and a planet to crack.

Everything is fine, Ishimura.

Securing the last anchor now.

We'll be moving out momentarily.

What secrets do you have for us?

Dr. Kyne...

you're needed in the med lab.

On the way.

Steady now.

- Captain.

- You wanted to see me?

As chief of security on this ship,

I would like to severely protest

bringing the artifact aboard.

You've already made your protests heard,

and I have already taken them

into account, thank you.


You've given me

the incident counts for the colony,

and I say that this colony has been

in operation for two and a half years.

That much time in deep space

is inherently dangerous.

And the people attracted

to this line of work are, too.

You're forgetting one thing, Captain.

A spike in serious violent incidents

have been reported over the last week.

We pulled that thing up a week ago.

I have my orders and you have yours.

Just tell me this.

Why is this thing so important?

Alissa, don't fight me on this.

Once Kyne has studied the Marker,

you can have your team run a full analysis.

Yes, sir.

Gravity tethers full tension

and stable, Captain.

All systems are go, sir.

All right, Mr. White.

Pop the cork.

I had to kill.

You understand?

They need bodies.

They need us to turn.

All right, Mr. Leggio.

Sometimes the sedatives

cause hallucinations.

Just relax, okay?

Why is this man still awake?

I told you to give him a sedative.

I did. 500 cc's, just like you ordered.

He's fighting it.

You don't hear that?

My God, make it stop!

Kill me!

Nurse, help me restrain him!

Kill me! Just f***ing kill me!

Hold him still, Nurse.

That should do it.

What the hell just happened?

I've never seen someone resist

a sedative of that quantity.

It's not possible.

I have no idea.

Two weeks ago, this man

was healthy and mentally stable.

Then out of nowhere,

he kills two members of his dig team.

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Jimmy Palmiotti

James Palmiotti (born August 14, 1961) is an American writer and inker of comic books, who also does writing for games, television and film. more…

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