Synopsis: In a remote mining facility located somewhere in the Arctic circle, a monster kills 96 of the 98 people there. The 2 remaining survivors try to hide from it, but with food and water running low, they decide to escape to a safe zone as it contains an abundance of supplies. As soon as they leave, however, they are instantly pursued by the monster through large rooms and narrow corridors with only a couple of guns to defend themselves with.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Short
23 min

Back-up generator online.


How much is here?

How much food do we have?


Maybe a day's worth.

Probably less.


We're very low

on water, sir.

Take this.

Drink the rest

of it. Go on.

And an MRE, too.

You need to eat.

You come first, sir.

Class Ones come first.

I was born to die.

Class Ones are born to live.

Don't fuckin' spout

your damn slogans at me.

We've poisoned your mind,

with that shit.

You take care of yourself

and go find something to eat.

Go on.

Warning, power failure.

We need to make it

into Building Alpha,

get into the

corporate shelter.

Over in the main colliery.

It's the only chance we have.

But won't it be there?

It has access to Alpha.

We have to try for

the corporate vault.

They have a second

kitchen there.

They've got

stores of food,


of supplies.

We can hole up there,

stay safe until

we're rescued.

Back-up generator online.

We've been safe

in the steam tubes

so far, sir.

What if we move

nearer to the acid baths?

We could hide there...

It doesn't have the necessary

fingerprints for access here.

We'll die

if we stay here, Barklay.

We'll freeze to death

if the steam tubes

lose power.

We'll die of thirst,

or worse.

It knows about the steam tubes.

It knows everything

we know.

It's gonna find its way

in here eventually.

We won't be safe here.

I'm going to teach you

how to use this.

You're going to get us across

to the second facility.

You're Canary

Class, right?

Yes, sir.

Canary Class Synthetic.

C class labour.

Right. Pick it up.

We're not allowed to, sir.

Do what I say, dammit!

I don't give a f*ck about

your rules and laws anymore.

Canary Class workers

have access to firearms

with a biometric override.

There. I've unlocked this

rifle for you, all right?

This is the only way.

Now pick up

the fucking gun!

Back-up generator online.

There's a bolt

on the side.

You got to pull

it back to cock it?

Right here. Do it. Grab it.

Pull it back.

Yes, that's it. Okay.

Now it's ready to fire.

All right,

you got to put the butt

into your shoulder.

Pull it. Really hard.

Yeah. Yeah, okay.

Now, it's going to kick

when you fire,

but no more than

the pneumatic drills

you're used to.

Just don't let it

surprise you.

You make sure you hit

that motherfucker.

All right,

put the gun down.

Barrel away from me.

Two mags, that's it.

No more ammo.

60 rounds.

I still got my handgun.

Good explosive rounds.

It's backup.

-You got a bag?

-Yes, sir.

Then grab it.

Get all the food and water.

Bring it here.

Oh, something's not right.

I feel like there's a light...

There's a light inside of me.

I can--

It's shining out from me.

Something's wrong.

It was Richard.

I know what he means now.

I feel like that.


he cut one of

those things open--

it had 40 rat brains inside,

just linked together,

making a working brain.

Holebrook, you see,

he stole pigs from the pens,

he cut the pigs' organs out,

and he strung them all together

with sheep organs.

He made those things.

It was that light.

It was the light.

It told him to.

It made him.

Then Holebrook, he...

he cut up

all those miners.

Cut them all up.

And he made that

big one out of them.

Then they cut open that rock,

and I saw that light, Barklay.

I saw it,

and I knew right away.

I knew it.

I felt it.

I felt it

right away,


I cut my eyes out

when I saw that light.

But I was too late.

I was too late.

We're going to get

the f*ck out of here,

all right?

That's your gun.

Take it.

Come lift me up.

Come on, here we go.

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Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp (Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈnil ˈblumkamp]; born 17 September 1979) is a South African-born Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, and animator. Blomkamp employs a documentary-style, hand-held, cinéma vérité technique, blending naturalistic and photo-realistic computer-generated effects. He is best known as the co-writer and director of the critically acclaimed and financially successful science fiction film District 9, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He directed the dystopian science fiction film Elysium, which garnered moderately positive reviews and a good box office return. He is known for his collaborations with South African actor Sharlto Copley. He is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Time named Blomkamp as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2009. Forbes named him as the 21st most powerful celebrity from Africa. more…

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