The official trailer for the hillbilly/giant monster/alien bug movie The Millennium Bug (US-2011; dir. Kenneth Cran) has just been released and you can see it first here on Undead Backbrain. Note that it’s totally free of CGI monsters. The filmmakers have utilised old-school FX, including miniature sets and a physical monster suit. Check out this Backbrain article for more details and lots of images.
The horror aesthetic of this, with dark hillybilly gore and innocents under threat, combined with actual suitmation giant monster action, looks unique and is definitely going to be one of the independent film treats of 2011. A classic in the making, I’d say!
The film is currently in post-production for a 2011 release from The Squire Film Shoppe and No CGI films.
When the Haskin family seeks refuge from Y2K hysteria in the isolated forests of the Sierra Diablos mountains, madness and terror find them there. Abducted by a vicious hillbilly clan, the Haskins fight for survival, but neither they nor the hillbilly Crawfords can comprehend the monstrous nightmare about to erupt from the bowels of the earth.