Don't ask me to explain it, because I'm honestly not sure what it is.
Naturally, we're addicted to the crab fishing reality show, The Deadliest Catch, so it stands to reason that the prospect of a Horror movie set on a Crab Boat instantly makes our ears perk up... I only wish that Harbinger Down had ended up being as good as we had imagined it would be in our hopeful little minds.
Harbinger (Down.) Her Pop-Pop is a touch-as-nails Captain who isn't about to take any guff off of some fancy pants College kids neither! That's the Bearing Sea way!
|"I WON'T STAND FOR NONE OF THAT FLIM-FLAM!"|
|SCIENTISTS: RUINING FICTIONAL WORLDS WITH THEIR CURIOSITY SINCE FOREVER.|
|SEE, THAT'S WHAT YOU GET!|
We can't say enough about Lance Henriksen in this one. He played the part of grizzled Crab Boat Captain perfectly, adding his own brand of intensity to the role, and we loved every second of it. He's one of the Genre greats, and this is one of his best roles in recent memory. It just really fit him to a T.
We also have to give it up for Camille Balsamo, because she's really hot.
|THE RUSSIAN CHICK WASN'T SO BAD EITHER.|
The FX in this one weren't all that great, but it's clear that they could have been, had there been a bigger budget for the crew to work with. They came up with some crazy-looking monster shots and gore gags, but it came off as silly at times, again, mostly due to budget. It also didn't help that the camera cut away from some of the action at the worst times, or showed the gags through a shaky/blurry lens.
That aside, the gore was pretty solid when we got it.
|THAT'S RIGHT LANCE, HUMAN BODY SHIELD IS ALWAYS THE WAY TO GO.|
It's probably worth a rental for most folks, but just know that it feels more like an impressive Demo Reel at times than it does a completely satisfying movie.
Harbinger Down is available now on VOD.
Camille Balsamo, you sassy little thing you.