Indie Trailer Sunday: Dark Sci-Fi Horror 'The Rift' First Teaser Trailer

June 5, 2011
Source: Apple

The Rift

"They are here." Today's new trailer via Apple is a for a sci-fi horror called The Rift from Vantis Pictures. Directed by and starring Robert Kouba, the film is a thriller about a "normal guy" in Iowa named Dean Hollister who notices strange radar anomalies appearing until "something starts to happen at the sky, black rifts appear. Behind those rifts something is moving. It's watching us." This teaser is all just setup, though, as it tells a bit of the backstory with a crazy Russian scientist who found this "phenomenon" first but then disappeared. I thought this was an intriguing trailer to feature, and it's definitely an indie as far as I can tell.

Watch the first teaser trailer for Robert Kouba's The Rift:

You can also catch The Rift teaser in High Definition on Apple

Since a few decades they were watching us. Studying us. What are they? Nobody knows. Nobody but Ivan Petrenko Karkarov. The Russian physician started to study a strange phenomenon. In 1982 he found an answer but before he could tell anyone he mysteriously vanished. Something is moving. It's watching us.

The Rift is directed by young Swiss filmmaker Robert Kouba, who also apparently stars in it, making his feature debut after a sci-fi short titled Translucent Unicorn. The screenplay was written by Jonathan Peace (Deadline, Bubble-Butt). This is being produced by Vantis Pictures, but doesn't seem have an official US release date or distributor yet. Keep updated on the film's progress and for more info on the official website.

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  • Anonymous
    Looks like it was filmed in my Grandpa Al's basement.  In fact, the image at 1:14 looks a lot like my Grandpa Al.  Hmmmm. 
  • Cody W.
    I was quite creeped out and intrigued....until I saw that monster or whatever it was, looks like pure cheese.
    • Anonymous
      The monster did look bad.
  • Anonymous
    Hahahah!  No.
  • cyclops4prez
    is that a skrull?
  • Spider
    I'm intrigued!
  • Why can't we sacrifice the 27 subpar indie horror films that will be made in the nest 2 years to make Del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness....
  • In Soviet Russia, Aliens watch you.
  • David Banner
    Rule no# 1: Less is more
  • Anonymous
    It's Blix the loneliest of Goblins.
  • jah p
    IT looks like that vampire Marcus from Underworld 2...
  • Imagine, imagine...




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