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Calling back to the minimalist sci-fi stories of yesteryear, Ejecta blends found footage camerawork with an Area 51-esque experiment that wants to prove the existence of alien lifeforms. Penned by genre favorite Tony Burgess (Pontypool/Septic Man), it’s a story about paranoia that hits on a possession arc we typically see connected to exorcisms and demonic overtakings – but it’s not one that dares to push the envelope.
What’s been said about extraterrestrial invasions is restated by Ejecta in a lot of the same ways, which only reminds us of past films that have executed interplanetary thrills with far more energy. Whether you’re thinking of the basement scene in Signs, or any first-person chase scene from the Vicious brothers’ Extraterrestrial, directors Chad Archibald and Matt Wiele are only able to produce another bland case of flying saucers and gangly spacemen. Nothing more, and nothing less.
- Matt Donato
Ejecta is just the latest from a tenacious collective of Canadian indie horror filmmakers including Chad Archibald, Matt Wiele, Cody Calahan and John Geddes, who rotate directing and producing duties and frequently team with Pontypool writer Tony Burgess and delightful character actor Julian Richings (Orphan Black, Cube, Urban Legend). In just the last two years,…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Indie scifi-horror Ejecta hits limited theatrical release and VOD platforms from IFC Midnight on February 27th and we've got an exclusive clip to share from the film.Reclusive blogger Bill Cassidy (Julian Richings, Cube) claims to be the subject of a horrific alien haunting that has plagued him for a majority of his life. Documentary filmmaker Joe Sullivan (Adam Seybold, Exit Humanity) receives a mysterious email from Cassidy's online alias one night with instructions to meet him the following day to discuss the unexplainable possession. As Cassidy tells his story on the eve of a historic solar storm an unidentified flying object crash lands on the property and Joe Sullivan films the entire thing. As the two men fight for their lives while the terrifying life...
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Experience a daring new exploration into sci-fi/horror from directors Chad Archibald (Antisocial) and Matt Wiele, starring Julian Richings (Man of Steel, Cube), Lisa Houle (PontyPool), and Adam Seybold (Exit Humanity)!
In theaters and on VOD nationwide February 27th
Reclusive blogger Bill Cassidy (Richings) claims to be the subject of a horrific alien haunting that has plagued him for a majority of his life. Documentary filmmaker Joe Sullivan (Seybold) receives a mysterious … Continue reading →
4 items from 2015
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