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