One thing the world is desperately in need of is more movies based on the Elder Gods mythos created by H.P.Lovecraft. It's been awhile since we've had a good film built around this material (the last was John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness--and to be fair, that was only inspired by Lovecraft's work, not actually based on it). It looks like we may be about to receive a new one if this teaser promo trailer for Altitude is any indication.

Bloody-Disgusting has a full synopsis for the project:

"Lost in a mysterious cloudbank, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends must contend with a freak mechanical failure that first sends their small plane climbing to an impossible height, and then plummeting through endless mist. After regaining control, the survivors are confronted with a horrifying realization - the very ground beneath them has vanished and a malevolent force lurking in the clouds wants them dead."

This early trailer looks great, although the visual FX work still hasn't been completed. Altitude is being directed by Kaare Andrews and stars Jessica Lowndes and Julianna Guill. No word on distribution yet, but I'm guessing someone will pick it up based on this trailer alone.

Skip past the break to check out the preview in its full Lovecraftian glory.
categories Horror