Tribeca Horrors 2008: The Objective

Just like our extensive and exhausting (on our side, at least) coverage from last year (read it all “>right here), we’re compiling as much info as we can for the horror offerings at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, going down in NYC this April 23rd – May 4th!

Our next film is the latest from Blair Witch co-director Daniel Myrick, who you may recall is one of the producers behind Warner Bros’ Raw Feed DVD line. The Objective is a bit of a departure for Myrick, focusing on both political and supernatural themes, and sounds like it’s going to be a crowd divider. Check out some official plot:

In the supernatural thriller The Objective, writer-director Daniel Myrick locates the action in a remote mountain region of Afghanistan, where a team of US Special Ops forces is dispatched with the ostensible orders of locating an influential Muslim cleric. The team initially accepts this mission at face value; however, shortly thereafter it becomes clear that Benjamin Keynes, the dispassionate CIA officer assigned to oversee the mission, may have another agenda in mind. As it turns out, three days after 9/11, a CIA reconnaissance satellite picked up a radioactive heat signal coming from the mountains. The agency feared Al-Qaeda may have acquired nuclear arms, while Keynes learned from a local source that what’s there could be something even more powerful-and more dangerous. As the team ventures deeper and deeper into the mountains, strange things begin happening, and skepticism about a rumored curse in the region rapidly begins to fade.

Be sure to check out Myrick’s comments on The Objective from our recent interview with him “>right here to learn more. Below are the Tribeca screening times for The Objective, followed by a set of stills and the film’s trailer. Keep it here for more Tribeca horror features next week!

  • Thursday, April 24th 6PM
    AMC 19th St. East Theater 2

  • Friday, April 25th 11PM
    Village East Cinema 7

  • Sunday, April 27th 10PM
    AMC Village VII Theater 2

  • Wednesday, April 29th 4:45PM
    AMC Village VII Theater 1
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    • Hunter1006

      Judging by the trailer, this movie looks CRAZY good!