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Harbinger Down (2015)

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While studying the effects of global warming on a pod of whales, grad students on a crabbing vessel and it's crew uncovers a froze soviet space shuttle, and unintentionally releases a monstrous organism from it


Alec Gillis


Alec Gillis





Cast overview:
Lance Henriksen ... Graff
Camille Balsamo ... Sadie
Matt Winston ... Stephen
Reid Collums ... Bowman
Winston James Francis ... Guillaume
Milla Bjorn Milla Bjorn ... Svet
Giovonnie Samuels ... Ronelle
Michel Estime ... Dock (as Michael Estime)
Edwin H. Bravo ... Atka
Kraig W. Sturtz Kraig W. Sturtz ... Roland
Jason Speer ... Sergei
Mick Ignis ... Creature Suit Performer


A group of grad students have booked passage on the crabbing boat Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Belugas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation. Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren't about to give up the warmth of human companionship. Written by MovieKnut

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Terror is just beneath the surface.


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and creature violence. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harbinger Down - Das Grauen lauert im Eis See more »

Filming Locations:

Chatsworth, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the 1982 film John Carpenter's The Thing, Childs inquires about "voodoo sh*t" once it's made clear that a monster is among them.

In this film, Dock also inquires about "voodoo sh*t" shortly after the monster reveals itself to the crew. See more »


When the crew of The Harbinger raise the 'object' shortly into the film, they claim it is encased in 'old ice' (due to the visible blue colour). Indeed, due to compression over many hundreds/thousands of years by 'newer ice' forming on top, this would be the case. However, according to the opening sequence; the object/craft in question crashed in 1982, and would unlikely have been there long enough for the necessary ice build-up and compression needed to give it the blue colour. See more »


Graff: You're gonna need a bigger bucket.
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Referenced in Skin Wars: Man vs. Machine (2015) See more »

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Badly made B-grade version of The Thing
10 August 2015 | by s3276169See all my reviews

Harbinger Down is a badly made B-grade version of The Thing. Much as its nice to see Lance Hendrickson on the screen again, its a shame to see him take part in this travesty of a monster flick.

Almost everything about Harbinger Down is bad. The story's timing is off, there's really no suspenseful build up and the so called monster is more silly than genuinely scary. Indeed, this film almost succeeds as a comedy where it fails abysmally as a horror.

The special effects like the rest of this film are second rate too and the acting, on the whole, is only passable.

My advice stay well away from Harbinger Down, its a real stinker. One out of ten from me.

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