The trailer for Xavier Gens’ indie horror flick The Divide has gone online. The plot centers on a handful of apartment residents who witness a nuclear attack outside their window and take shelter in the building’s basement. However, they soon have to contend with human threats both external and internal. Bill found the film effectively dark but a little too draining and limited by its budget. Outside of Bill’s review, I heard somewhat negative reactions to the film, but the trailer makes it look pretty good (aside from the single-tear shot at the beginning). The movie also looks like it will be a nice reminder that Michael Biehn should not be kept in confined spaces.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Biehn, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance, and Lauren German. The Divide opens January 13, 2012.
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Here’s the official synopsis for The Divide:
Nine strangers — all tenants of a New York high rise apartment –escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, and they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness, each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside.