Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Delta Green: The Movie

Oats Studios is an experimental project from director Neill Blomkamp, the man behind "District 9" and the aborted live action "Halo" movie. It's an independent production house specializing in short genre films that wouldn't make the cut in the traditional studio environment. Instead, they rely on crowdfunding and literally selling off digital props and assets. "Firebase" is their latest short, and it's essentially a Vietnam-era "Delta Green" scenario brought to life.

It's not without flaws, including some stiff acting and dodgy dialogue, but it's one of the very few films to really dip into the realm of cosmic horror. It also offers up an interesting twist on one of the major plot points of "Watchmen", both the graphic novel and film incarnations. I suspect that's not accidental.

3 comments:

gndn said...

That was pretty cool – and it left me wanting more :)

Steven said...

This has promise.

Anonymous said...

WOW! That left me really mad that it is only a "Chapter 1". I can't wait to see more of this series. I particularly like the early "footage" of 1969. Very cool and chilling.