Horror has never been more alive than it is right now and a lot of that stems from the understated indie gems that come out each and every month. They’re cheap, they’re thrilling, and they’re often some of the best films the genre has to offer. Cheap Thrills aims at highlighting the upcoming indie horror films (and some other interesting movies that come our way) that should be on your radar.
There’s a lot of positive buzz surrounding Neasa Hardiman’s Sea Fever, an old school-spirited creature feature. It’s not exactly reinevting the wheel, but sometimes familiarity and sticking to a concept that we know works is all you really need. The film seems rather appropriate for the times, too—isolation, infection, and fear of the unknown make this one a perfect fit for when we’re all inevitably quarantined and awaiting the apocalypse.
Siobhán’s a marine biology student who prefers spending her days alone in a lab. She has to endure a week on a ragged fishing trawler, where she’s miserably at odds with the close-knit crew. But out in the deep Atlantic, an unfathomable life form ensnares the boat. When members of the crew succumb to a strange infection, Siobhán must overcome her alienation and anxiety to win the crew’s trust, before everyone is lost.
Sea Fever is out in select theaters and VOD on April 10th. In the meantime, feast on more Cheap Thrills here.