Release Date: 27 July
2012 | 18 | DVD/ VOD
Director David Cholewa is a huge fan of John Carpenter, and it’s obvious from his debut feature. In this French- language sci- fi- horror, a shy IT guy with a fear of the dark ( Fabian Wolfrom) must overcome his phobia to survive after a comet causes Paris’s population to start turning into murderous mutations: cue tentacled Lovecraftian horrors and sights reminiscent of Rob Bottin’s designs for The Thing. Clocking in at under 75 minutes, it’s a frenetically paced effort that unrelentingly piles on the gore and effectively generates a doom- laden atmosphere, although some shonky CGI lets the side down, and rather too many questions are left unanswered.