Any time Neil Marshall comes out with a new horror movie, I take notice. Sure, his last two films (Hellboy and The Reckoning) weren’t very good, but this is still the guy who made Dog Soldiers and The Descent. Those are two of the best horror movies of the ‘00s, so no matter how much of a slump he may be in at the moment, you should never count him out. Because of that, I’ve been looking forward to his next project, The Lair, for some time now, and I’m happy to report that RLJE Films has just released an awesome trailer for it. Here’s what the film is about:
When Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair is shot down over Afghanistan, she finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons—half human, half alien—are awakened.
Admittedly, that’s a pretty thin plot synopsis, but for my money, it’s perfect. Like I always say, we don’t need to know a ton about a movie before we see it. The marketing just needs to tell us enough to get us interested, and thankfully, not only does the plot synopsis for The Lair do exactly that, but so does the trailer.
It focuses pretty much exclusively on the film’s tone and horrific imagery, and I absolutely love it. This trailer is tense and action-packed, and the human/alien hybrids in it are some of the coolest monsters I’ve seen in a while. They look like a great blend of classic horror tropes with a few new twists, so as a huge fan of monsters, I can’t wait to see these things in all their glory.
And thankfully, that wait isn’t going to be very long. The Lair hits theaters and VOD on October 28, so if it lives up to its trailer, it’s going to be perfect Halloween viewing.