A 2015 horror film directed by Mickey Keating. After their mentally unstable army vet brother Martin leaves them a disturbing voicemail, claiming that he finally has proof of his claims, estranged siblings Ed and Lyla reunite to bring their brother home.
When they arrive,they find out that Martin is far worse than they could have imagined, ranting and raving about how he has captured something he calls a Pod and locked it up in his basement. But he has a history of psychotic behavior, so clearly it's all in his head, right?
Not to be confused with the Christian metal band of the same name.
This film contains examples of:
- Agent Scully: Ed refuses to indulge his brothers claims until he sees the pod himself. Lyla, however, seems far more inclined to believe Martin.
- Alien Invasion: Although not referred to as such at any point in the film, this seems to be implied by the fact that the pod isnt a government experiment, and that the agent hunting it makes reference to a colony.
- Antagonist Title
- Functional Addict: Lyla seems to be somewhere between this and a Hard-Drinking Party Girl.
- Genre Shift: For the first two thirds of the movie, it seems like its going to be a thriller in which Ed and Lyla have to survive their deranged brother, until Martin slices his throat open and Ed goes down to the basement and finds out there really is a monster.
- Kill Em All: No one survives, except the pod.
- The Men in Black: Smith fills the part pretty well, attire aside.
- Properly Paranoid: He may still be mentally unsound, but Martin was right about the monsters existing. He just got a few details wrong.
- Super Soldier: Martin believes that the titular pod is the result of a military experiment to create the ultimate killing machine. Hes pretty far off-base on that one.
- Trailers Always Spoil: The films alternate poster makes it pretty clear that Martin is wrong about the creatures alleged earthly origins.◊