"There is a hell. This is worse." So reads the delightfully pithy tagline for The Void, a mysterious indie horror with apparent lashings of science fiction and heavy dollops of practical effects gore.
The Void comes from writing and directing team Steven Kostanski and and Jeremy Gillespie, veterans of design and special effects in high profile productions like Pacific Rim (2013), RoboCop (2014) and the Hannibal TV series, now branching out on their own path.
The pair are "committed to introducing audiences to a unique horror-mythology" with The Void, which they claim will "combine the aesthetic attitude of modern horror cinema as it emerged in the 1970s with the splatter and sophisticated practical special effects that ruled the creature features of the 1980s and early '90s." It has already generated solid buzz in horror circles, with comparisons made to John Carpenter (The Thing). There can be no higher praise, really.
The Void is out in cinemas now.