This contest was available to international entries!
One of the favorites in film-making for Terminator Fans is practical effects. Practical effects made it possible for us to see an Endoskeleton chase down Sarah and Kyle in the computer factory in the first movies finale, to see the T-1000’s head split open and other fascinating effects that added believability to scenes in Terminator 2. CGI now is more popular than ever and we at TheTerminatorFans.com would rather see a puppet Endoskeleton any day of the week over a CGI Endoskeleton that looks like it’s a cartoon character.
Harbinger Down is an independent science-fiction monster horror movie that will return us to glory days of practical effect cinema. The movie will feature only practical creature effects created by ADI (Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.) through the use of animatronics, prosthetic makeup, stop motion and miniature effects, instead of unrealistic CGI. The movie was successfully funded on twitter which is certainly a sign that people want movies with more practical effects.
To make the movie even cooler (not just in the temperatures of the Bering Sea) it stars Detective Hal Vuckovich himself (Lance Henriksen). Originally the role of ‘The Terminator (T-800)’ was written with Lance in mind to play the character and James Cameron even did concept art of Lance as ‘The Terminator’ before Arnold was even considered for the role of the T-800. Arnold Schwarzenegger was originally up for the role of Kyle Reese.
This is a great opportunity to win signed items by the originally conceived ‘blend into any crowd’ T-800 Infiltrator prototype;- ‘Lance Henriksen’ and Harbinger Down’s Director/Writer Alec Gillis.
1st Prize- XL ‘Creature’ T-Shirt (1 winner):
1 of only 3 T-Shirts of this design; signed by Lance Henriksen. This signed edition is not even available in the Harbinger Down official online shop. Artwork depicting the monster from the movie and signed by Detective Hal Vukovich himself. This T-Shirt will go to one lucky winner and when you hold your prize you will know Lance Henriksen held this T-Shirt in his own hands as he signed it!
Runner up will receive a signed Harbinger Down poster signed by the movie’s Writer and Director Alec Gillis:
One runner up will receive a poster signed by Harbinger Down’s writer and director Alec Gillis. Great to have a director working with some freedom on an independent project like this and a director that understands the importance of practical effects and has many years of knowledge and experience in the industry.
CONTEST NOW CLOSED
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What iconic android did Lance Henriksen portray in another James Cameron sci-fi movie classic?
Official Movie Description:
Harbinger Down is an upcoming American independent science-fiction monster horror film written and directed by Alec Gillis and produced by Tom Woodruff, Jr.; Studio ADI.
The plot of the film follows a group of graduate students aboard the titular fishing trawler Harbinger, who are studying the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew discover the wreckage of Soviet era spacecraft, they are attacked by shape-shifting alien monsters.
Tom Woodruff the producer also worked on the special effects for… The Terminator. The trailer also features the son of Special Effects Master Stan Winston who was a pioneer of practical effects. You can see Matt Winston in the trailer but most notably when he is being sucked up into the air by the ‘Creature’. Is Matt infected and merging with the creature? We will have to wait to see what his character’s outcome will be…
Harbinger Down Online Shop:
Check out the official Harbinger Down Online Store for excellent T-Shirts and collectibles, including signed items by Lance Henriksen and Alec Gillis.
1st Prize- XL ‘Creature’ T-Shirt (1 winner)- Signed by Lance was won by Alice Anne Albano (USA). Congratulations Alice.
Runner-Up – signed Harbinger Down poster signed by the movie’s Writer and Director Alec Gillis was won by Jacob Uno Pescettini (Europe). Well done Jacob!