Luke Hemsworth in Official Trailer for Indie Sci-Fi Thriller 'Encounter'

September 2, 2019
Source: YouTube


"We need to contain this." Vega Baby has released an official trailer for the indie sci-fi thriller Encounter, which is being released straight-to-VOD at the start of October. This premiered at the Other Worlds Austin Film Festival last year, but hasn't played at any other fests - which is not a good sign. It's about a group of friends who uncover an alien object in a rural field, which they learn holds great secrets. The object attaches itself to one of them, but what is it doing to him? Starring Luke Hemsworth (not to be confused with his brothers Chris and Liam), with Anna Hutchison, Glenn Keogh, Christopher Showerman, Vincent M. Ward, Cheryl Texiera, and Tom Atkins. Looks as bad as it sounds, but maybe it's still a fun B-movie.

Here's the full official trailer (+ two posters) for Paul Salamoff's Encounter, direct from YouTube:

Encounter Banner

Encounter Poster

A group of friends uncover an otherworldly object in a rural field, which they soon discover holds greater secrets than they could imagine. Encounter is both written and directed by American producer / filmmaker / writer / VFX technician / SFX make-up artist Paul Salamoff, director of the feature film The Last Breath previously, as well as a few shorts. This first premiered at the Other Worlds Austin Film Festival last year, but hasn't played anywhere else before this release. Vega Baby will release Paul Salamoff's Encounter direct-to-VOD plus on Blu-ray/DVD starting on October 1st coming up this fall. Anyone interested in watching?

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Encounter was in several film festivals... Won the audience choice at Miami SciFi and Paul Salamoff won best director at the Boston SciFi.

Amy Rhinehart Bailey on Sep 2, 2019


This film could be only saved by a good idea. The premise does look a bit intriguing, but still, I have doubts in this one ...

shiboleth on Sep 2, 2019

3'm still laughing at that snake thing hanging off the back of the Luke brother's mean, for crissakes! Why would anyone want to be involved in such mediocrity? It's an embarrassment and certainly of no help to generating more work or even a career. Man oh man oh man...I gotta wonder how ole Luke's brothers react to this or what they say to him about something as lame as this. Tell the truth? Lie like a dog? It's a business and a tough one and sometimes you have to pay the rent, but his movie is not going to help Luke.

thespiritbo on Sep 2, 2019


While it's a worthy attempt at being original....that practical effect isn't working...and this looks like it won't amount to much else than what it's premiering on: straight-to- video schlock. Also, wasn't aware there was a THIRD Hemsworth in the acting biz. How many are there?!?

THE_RAW_ on Sep 3, 2019


How dare they reference those masterpieces in the same breath as this...Gore needs a reality check.

DAVIDPD on Sep 3, 2019

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