Annihilation, the new film from Alex Garland (Ex Machina), has been receiving rave reviews from most of the critics that have been lucky enough to see this film. It is being hailed as a sci-fi masterpiece, but most genre fans have no idea what to expect this weekend when the film hits theaters. Paramount has seemingly bailed on an international release, opting instead to release it everywhere not called North America on Netflix this Spring. This has most fans thinking that the film will be too brainy, even boring. Judging by a new clip that has just been released, however, their fears are unwarranted. For if it’s horrific science fiction they are looking for, it looks like Annihilation is right up their alley.
The clip, originally posted by Bloody Disgusting, focuses on the group of military scientists, Lena (Natalie Portman), Anya (Gina Rodriguez), Josie (Tessa Thompson), Cass (Tuva Novotny) and Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) as they stumble across a memory card left by a previous expedition into “The Shimmer” that left everyone dead except Lena’s husband Kane (Oscar Isaac). What they see in the viewfinder is enough to make any horror fan turn their head or cover their eyes.
I won’t spoil what exactly it is they see (you have to see it for yourself), but it is exactly what I am looking for in a science fiction film. It is gory, bloody, grotesque and best of all, mysterious. What in the hell happened to that group of highly trained soldiers? With just that small glimpse from the clip, I can tell that this film is about to blow our minds. Keep your eyes locked on Nightmare on Film Street as we cover Annihilation from top to bottom. Are you looking forward to the film? Let us know on our Facebook Group’s page, Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street.