One film that has my serious attention is Philip Gelatt’s They Remain, which is based on award-winning author Lair Barron’s short story 30. The tale of two scientists who work in the seclusion of nature to understand what went wrong at the site of a strange cult, the film looks like it is a slow-burn, one that builds to a horrifying and devastating conclusion. Strangely enough, I’m getting the same kind of feeling from this film as I did when hearing and reading about Annihilation.
To give you a taste of the film, which will be coming to VOD, On Demand, and Blu-ray/DVD on May 29, we’ve got an exclusive clip that we’re extremely excited to bring to your attention.
“They Remain explores the evolving relationship between Keith and Jessica, two scientists who are employed by a vast, impersonal corporation to investigate an unspeakable horror that took place at the remote encampment of a mysterious cult. Working and living in a state-of-the-art, high tech environment that is completely at odds with their surroundings, they spend their days gathering physical evidence, analyzing it, and reporting on their findings.
The intensity of their work and their extreme isolation bring the pair closer. But when Jessica discovers a mysterious artifact of unknown origin, the dynamic between them changes: Secrets are kept, sexual tensions arise, and paranoia sets in. Keith begins to have visions and is unable to distinguish whether they are nightmares or hauntings. Having lost all sense of what is real and what is imagined, all he knows is that the horror he and Jessica have been sent to uncover—a horror that could be biological, psychological, or supernatural— now threatens his very survival.”
They Remain is directed by Philip Gelatt and stars William Jackson Harper and Rebecca Henderson.