The Sunderland Experiment (2014 film)
The Sunderland Experiment (2014), AKA Exile,
"Children of the wasteland." After an alien saves his life, a rebellious teenager tries to become a part of the strange society that killed his mother.
- Release Date: 2014
- Country/Language: US, English
- Genres/Technical: Horror, Science Fiction
- Runtime: 1 hr 24 min
- Starring: Fabianna Borghese, Jonathan Brophy, Dennice Cisneros
- Director: Sean Blau, Adam Petke
- Writer: Sean Blau, Adam Petke
- Producer/Production Co: Blatke Productions
- View Trailer: (link)
- IMDB Page: (link)
- Rated: (not rated) (probably equivalent to a PG-13 or R for Violence, Profanity, Adult Content, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
- SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; could be a very loose adaptation)
Cultists, an invasion of alien "angel" tentacle-monsters, a bleak and paranoid tone....
Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.
- AintItCoolNews (link) - "Small tales like The Sunderland Experiment are refreshing in that the filmmakers are forced to fill the screen with ideas..."
- Matthew Scott Baker at Shattered Ravings (link) - "Although it’s not really a horror film, it will still appeal to ... anyone looking for an original concept."
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Raised in isolation, the children of Sunderland face an all-consuming choice. They can attend school to learn the teachings of the Angel and "evolve" like their parents, or they can fall; living their lives in the wasteland at the edge of the community where their small rebellions are tolerated as long as they remain within the confines of Sunderland. Like some of the other children David has already decided to fall when the time comes, but he has his own reasons.
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