Directed by Nathaniel Atcheson
Starring Britt Lower, Ryan Merriman, William Gregory Lee, Kevin Sizemore, Nick Gomez, Sonja Sohn, Cedric Sanders, Beth Grant
In the years following a deadly flu epidemic, seven survivors communicate with each other from their individual underground bunkers, scattered throughout the United States.
Low-rent sci-fi can usually go one of two ways: smart and subtle, pinned to a manageable concept, or washed out by cheap, schlocky special effects. Luckily, bare-bones single-location thriller Domain opts for the former, running off a clever (if not entirely original) plot, with a fresh set of characters and a thoroughly involving central idea. Rather than wasting his limited resources on another unnecessarily loud outbreak thriller about people hunting for food and murdering each other in desperation, director Nathaniel Atcheson has opted for something a little more close to home: humanity’s innate desire to be social. And for the most part,