Saturday, November 1, 2014
Q&A with director Jack Heller and actors Kevin Durand and Sabina Gadecki!
A refreshingly old-school monster movie, Jack Heller’s sophomore feature is character-driven, beautifully framed and shot (by Ryan Samul, Jim Mickle’s regular DP), and wholly entertaining. The main characters, sheriff Paul Shields (The Strain’s Kevin Durand—finally a leading man!) and his deputy, Donny Saunders (Lukas Haas), are likable and broody as befits their traumatic backstories—but their quiet, small-town lives are put to the test when an ancient creature, apparently driven out of its forest habitat by the activities of a logging company, begins preying on the local livestock as well as its human residents. The panicked townspeople must band together to battle the beast, and face their own demons in the process.