IFC Midnight has been a on a role for horror lately. Recently, their familial horror film, Relic blew our minds and now, something very different. Sputnik looks to be a gory bit of extraterrestrial horror that looks to have a lot in common with Alien.
The official for Sputnik is as follows:
Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina, Lilya 4-Ever) is on the precipice of losing her medical license. Her career may not be over, though. After she’s recruited by the military, Tatiana is brought to a secure science research facility to assess a very special case, that of Konstantin Sergeyevich (Pyotr Fyodorov, The Darkest Hour), a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident and has returned to Earth with a unique condition: there’s something living inside of him that only shows itself late at night. The military has nefarious plans for it. Tatiana wants to stop it from killing Konstantin. And the creature itself thrives on destruction.
We are in a sort of resurgence of both aquatic and interplanetary horror. It sort of reminds me of a brief time in the 80’s where a lot of theatrical releases were being fit into those categories.
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Sputnik opens in select theaters, digital platforms, and cable VOD on August 14, 2020.