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Skyline - Preview & competition


Preview by Jack Foley

SKYLINE is a terrifying journey into our fear of the unknown, a high-velocity, special effects bonanza that resonates with feelings of urban panic in these dangerous times.

Visual-effects masters The Brothers Strause (AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator — Requiem) – whose company Hydraulx has imagined visual effects for Avatar, 2012, Iron Man 2, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and 300 – have directed, produced and financed a spectacular and chilling independent film of epic proportions.

A group of friends are awakened in the dead of the night by a strange, eerie light beaming through their apartment window. Like moths to a flame, a disturbing blue light is throwing the people of Los Angeles into a trance, drawing them outside before a terrifying extra-terrestrial force swallows them off the face of the earth.

The city streets are empty, the phones are down and TV stations broadcast HD news feeds of nothing but empty chairs. In a matter of hours, we will all be gone.

For Jarrod (Eric Balfour) and Elaine (Scottie Thompson), a simple weekend away to visit friends Terry (Donald Faison) and Candice (Brittany Daniel) becomes a nightmare.

As they watch in terror from Terry’s penthouse windows, people across the city are swallowed into massive alien ships that have blotted out the L.A. skyline: life as they know it is finished.

With the military struggling to keep the aliens at bay, now it will take every survival instinct they have to elude capture from the thousands of monstrous creatures that are sweeping the city and searching for all humans in their path.

From tankers to drones and hydra-like extraterrestrials, the aliens are inescapable and seemingly indestructible.

Eric Balfour (24, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) stars alongside David Zayas (Dexter, The Expendables), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Brittany Daniel (Sweet Valley High), Neil Hopkins (Lost) and newcomers Scottie Thompson (Star Trek) and Crystal Reed (Crazy, Stupid, Love).

Skyline is directed by brothers Colin Strause and Greg Strause, written by Liam O’Donnell and Joshua Cordes and producer Kristian Andreson.

Skyline is released on DVD & Blu-ray on Monday, March 21.

Win Skyline on DVD

To celebrate the release of Skyline on Blu-ray and DVD on March 21 IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 5 DVDs. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Which Dexter star also appears in Skyline?

Simply send the answer to Skyline DVD competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email