Watch This: Real Trailer for Mid-Air Monster Movie Altitude

November 13, 2009
Source: ShockTillYouDrop

Altitude Trailer

If you can remember back to April, we featured a poster and promo trailer for an indie film called Altitude, about a small plane full of teenagers that encounters a Lovecraftian creature up in some storm clouds. As we quickly found out, that promo trailer didn't actually have any real footage in it, so all the bad acting and CGI was actually bad because it was only temp footage. Now that it's actually shot and in post-production, we now have a finished trailer to show you (via ShockTillYouDrop) that includes real footage this time, and it's a huge improvement. Plus the final shot at the end with the monster is a true "holy sh*t" shot. Check it out!

Watch the first real trailer for Kaare Andrews' Altitude:

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After a malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot (Jessica Lowndes) and her four teenage friends find themselves in a showdown with malevolent, supernatural forces in the sky.

Altitude is directed by Canadian filmmaker Kaare Andrews, who is making his feature debut after directing a handful of shorts previously. The script was written by Paul A. Birkett, of Escape Velocity, Mindstorm, and Crash Landing previously. The film is being developed by the Escape Factory and distributed in Canada by Alliance Films, but they don't have a US distributor yet. Stay tuned for updates on Altitude as they arrive.

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Reader Feedback - 60 Comments


doesn't look too bad.

Crazysteve on Nov 13, 2009


So you go ahead of spoil the last shot of the trailer? Other than that, this doesn't look too bad.

Ravster on Nov 13, 2009


and spoil* Well technically you didn't spoil it, but still.

Ravster on Nov 13, 2009



Keith on Nov 13, 2009


Where can I see the promo shot?

ryderup on Nov 13, 2009


This looks actually pretty cool.

Robbie on Nov 13, 2009


Jesus, stop bitching. I swear First Showing is littered with the most whiney, complaining, little turds on the internet. "OMG! You spoiled a two minute long trailer for a movie by telling me they show a monster at the end of a trailer for a MONSTER MOVIE. Otherwise I would have never have guessed it." Hey guys, you want to hear something crazy? In the trailer for Batman 3, whenever it comes out, there will be the inevitable shot of the villain! Notice that I'm not describing the villain, I'm just telling you they'll show him. Isn't that friggin' insane? Oh, spoilers. Sorry. Get over it buckos.

Leeloo Dallas Multipass on Nov 13, 2009


Still looks pretty terrible (and some of the footage is the same as was in the first trailer), but it's a slight improvement.

ebbie on Nov 13, 2009


Woah!! Could be really cool.

Vegegeeta-geeta on Nov 13, 2009


I agree with #7. The movie looks pretty alright. I'll check it out.

Finch on Nov 13, 2009


haha, I already now what this movie is about, it's pretty obvious...Im just guessing, but this is how it goes: There is no REAL monster, it's the imagination of those kids, expecially the one with the comic book, he starts with the freaky idea and everyone follows because of the fear they have. Fear can do a lot of crazy stuff...Its just like The Descent, but up in the air.

Movie on Nov 13, 2009


I will support original, independent film, and I will support Altitude.

whomever on Nov 13, 2009


Could be good yeah.

Neal on Nov 13, 2009


Probably gonna end like they're in some sort of flight simulator in a hanger where scientists are experimenting with fear. It's almost as if the text during the trailer alludes to that.

Antioch on Nov 13, 2009


Pretty much everything #7 said people on this site will complain about literally any little fucking thing they see...O yeah and jump on Alex whenever possible. But my worst fear of all time is seeing Cthulu, literally like I freeze up when I see something with teeth and tentacles...and that last shot just creeped up my spine like a motherfucker. Call me a pussy but Ill go see this just to confront my worst fear.

Cody on Nov 13, 2009


Looks good!

pipo on Nov 13, 2009


Wow. I respect the quality for a film with a low budget. But you would think the acting could have been a little stronger to say the least. "I'm the pilot, and what i say goes!" - That was weak for my taste.

Zachy on Nov 13, 2009


Complete Crap!!!

K on Nov 13, 2009


Dude....what's Cthulhu doing up in the air? This just issnt believable......

David Banner on Nov 13, 2009


Are these kids flying throughout the whole movie?

Sebastiaan Vos on Nov 13, 2009


hmm, I gonna assume that this will be more of a psychologial thriller, and I'm gonna go out on a limb, and say the kid who is afraid to fly is the one who manifests the creature. I could be wrong though.

xerxex on Nov 13, 2009


are you fucking kidding me? What's this shit?

Mattyc on Nov 13, 2009


Looks pretty cool. I do love myself some Lovecraft. P.S. that pilot chick is smokin' hot.

robby on Nov 13, 2009


this looks like the type of movie where everbody dies

Walker on Nov 13, 2009


#7 is right... people complain too much on this site.

J on Nov 13, 2009


Looks like it could be good.

Vold on Nov 13, 2009


this almost looks like it could be like the movie sphere. where the the fears of the people are manifested into reality. cause it looks like the stuff if happening like in the comic that the kid is holding.

mariah heinlen on Nov 13, 2009


ok ok... there is no way the monsters are real, hell i wouldn't be a surprised if its just a dream. But if the monsters do happen to be real... they better not survive because I've seen plains go down because of birds... and if a fucking bird the size of my head could take out a plain just think of how easy it would be for that monster. looks dumb

DoomCanoe on Nov 13, 2009

29 that what happened in the sky when Rasputin opened the gateway so Hellboy could fulfill his destiny? Freakasaurus, man...

Frank N. Stein on Nov 13, 2009


so the monster is a cross between 'the flying spaghetti monster' and Andross from starfox 64?

Aaron on Nov 13, 2009


I agree with #7. Too many whiners. That was kind of... confusing and interesting. I probably won't watch it, nonetheless.

giraffic on Nov 13, 2009


Umm... how about maybe landing the plane? That might solve their little problem. Although, I guess the whole gauge spinning thing is supposed to imply that their stuck in some kind of inescapable air-squid-inhabited weather system, which... yeah, doesn't make this movie sound any better.

Pete the Geek on Nov 13, 2009


Crazy Cthulhu like thing terrorizing stupid teenagers in a plane? I think I would check this out.

Sabes on Nov 13, 2009


*gasp* There's going to be a villian in Batman 3?!? Curse you for ruining it, #7!

MindSpy on Nov 13, 2009


being done in a small plane is a unique concept. it looks like it could be pretty good. i don't think the creature is being created by the fear of flying the one guy has..........that came across as too obvious..........i'll be watching.

beavis on Nov 13, 2009


that steaming piece of manure Cloverfield wanted to be this least it has some actual thrills in it...

Pimpin'MyBaloney on Nov 13, 2009


It's something different .

Wussupman on Nov 13, 2009


It's weird that this is so typical and tired and yet has some fresh elements. It can't be as good as Cloverfield, but if it was on the $4 matinee and I had nothing else to do, I'd go see it. As it is, I'll probably look into it when it's on DVD. Am I the only one whose trailer showed up as extremely low-res and cropped? Maybe it's my screen.

FekketCantenel on Nov 13, 2009


Added: I clicked through to ShockTillYouDrop and their version of the trailer was much better and displayed properly. If anyone has a similar problem, try that.

FekketCantenel on Nov 13, 2009


i girl like that cant fly a plane. LOL

matthew on Nov 13, 2009


amelia 2...women still cant fly

nocsyn on Nov 13, 2009


Y'know, the actual trailer aside, is anyone else surprised there has never been a TRUE lovecraftian apocalypse movie? I mean, it's referenced ALL THE TIME, in all kinds of other movies and media, but to my knowledge their isn't a SINGLE Hollywood movie that's directly about Cthulu or a Lovecraftain type end of the world. Some people thought that was what Cloverfield was going to be, but obviously it wasn't. You'd think that would have happened by now.

DRM on Nov 13, 2009


@DRM exactly. I wish someone would do a Lovecraft tale ala Cthulu etc. That would be awesome if it was done right. I hope after the Hobbit del Toro takes on At the Mountains of Madness. This movie looks like a teenybop rehash ala the fog/the myst in an airplane.

JimD on Nov 13, 2009


Thank you # 7 (Leeloo). It is a lot of fun coming to firstshowing and the articles are great. But sometimes reading complaint after complaint is annoying as hell

Mr Heat Mizer on Nov 13, 2009


Also, nice Fifth Element reference!

Mr Heat Mizer on Nov 13, 2009


Well that looks like utter shit.

Tybalt on Nov 14, 2009


I love crappy B movies and I'll wait to see it on SyFy (why they changed it from sci-fi was just stupid and everytime i see it spelled the new way irritates me). It has all the ingredients for a popcorn eatin', laugh at the bad acting good time.

arjones on Nov 14, 2009


It's just like Deep Rising but in the air. I can't imagine too much happening that satisfies the plot more than takes up time. Looks interesting though, I would certainly watch it but don't know if I would spend money to see it.

Nuika on Nov 14, 2009


I love how when anyone sees the name Lovecraft, they automatically jump to Cthulhu. there ARE other Lovecraft creatures you know. This goes to all the people saying "Cthulhu can't be in the sky, bitch bitch complain bitch." Hint: IT MIGHT NOT BE CTHULHU.

Steph on Nov 14, 2009


Totally hear ya #42...Ive always thought that Cthulu would be the ultimate monster movie. Imagine like a cthulu/mountains of madness mix, group of scientist discover the lost city and awaken cthulu or something. So much freaky ass potential in Lovecraft when it comes to hollywood. Be cool if someone like Peter Jackson tried at it.

Cody on Nov 14, 2009


the trailer looks so fragile spoilers ahead and maybe a giant tentacle that can fly is a great idea but the movie doesnt sell it to you

pj on Nov 14, 2009


the monster looks pretty intense.

guh on Nov 14, 2009


WTF? Okay this is coming from one of the people that saw the "promo trailer" that was was removed from firstshowing just as soon as it was posted, this was just as bad a trailer as that first one imo. Maybe not as terrible if memory serves, but still, this one was really bad, not a good improvement. Perhaps if it was higher quality or the trailer was cut better, but as it stands this looks like it's direct-to-DVD?

jb_moskow on Nov 15, 2009


Hot chick pilot...nice...

Google the Oct8pus on Nov 16, 2009


did anyone catch the cloverfield monster's roar at the end?

ladyhaha on Nov 17, 2009


this looks terrible...Yet another "teens-in-peril" horror movie. Just because something is "Indie" doesn't mean it isn't crap.

Dave on Nov 18, 2009


And I thought the Sarlaac lived only on Tattooine.

Not again on Nov 26, 2009


I'll watch. I can't imagine anything being nearly as bad as Cloverfield or that abortion known as Pan's Labrynth. I would rather watch Beautician and the Beast for eight hours than watch either of those movies again.

Ariel on Nov 30, 2009


Psycho thriller, there is no monster its all in that guys head.

Dave on Dec 11, 2009


the movie were band !!

hadiway on May 8, 2010

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