Advance Review: Premiering this weekend at Slamdance, in Park City, Utah!
THE DRONE (2019)
Directed by Jordan Rubin
Written by Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan, Jordan Rubin
Starring Alex Essoe, John Brotherton, Rex Linn, Anita Briem, Edgar Blackmon, Christopher Matthew Cook, Simon Rex, Sam Adegoke, Gonzalo Menendez, Harvey B. Jackson, Travis Geske, Roger Berard, & Neil Sandilands as the Violator!
From the masterminds behind ZOMBEAVERS comes another comedic slice of horror, THE DRONE. With horror often being a cautionary sort of genre, it was just a matter of time before the newest techy trend would get the terror treatment. This film borders on the ludicrous at times, but still manages to make the funny on a consistent basis while covering everything in a dark and gory undercoat.
A serial killer dubbed the Violator uses a drone to track down, photograph, stalk and then kill women. In the opening moments, his apartment is raided by the police and he is electrocuted by a random bolt of lightning while holding his drone. Of course, the Violator’s consciousness is transferred into the drone. This wouldn’t be a proper horror movie without a random bolt of lightning, would it? Meanwhile, Chris (John Brotherton) and Rachel (STARRY EYES’ Alex Essoe) are a loving couple, newly married and moving into a new home. Chris is a tech head and is intrigued when he happens upon a drone in his back yard. Due to a heinous incident from her past involving a remote control toy truck, Rachel hates technology, but she allows Chris to keep the drone. Soon, weird things begin happening and it becomes pretty apparent that the drone is possessed by the mind of a killer.