Boy, oh, boy, do I love me some post-apocalyptic cinema. Problem is, all of these bleak, depressing motion pictures seem a bit samey at the moment, as if everyone is dipping into the exact same barren wasteland to craft their horrific tales of sci-fi isolation. Enter writer/director Pat Tremblay’s 2011 feature “Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass”. Judging from the trailer situated below, the film seems to have a devilishly quirky sense of humor, something you don’t find too often in other like-minded endeavors. I’m definitely digging it.
Here’s what the flick is all about:
John Glass, wakes up in a desolated barn from a long cryogenic slumber, to be informed that not only the planet has been devastated by a third world war, but reduced to little habitability by a subsequent alien invasion. He also learns that in order to reestablish a livable atmosphere for what’s left of humanity, he’ll have to go on a solitary mission to retrieve important codes dispersed in remote locations. Soon enough, he’ll encounter more than he bargained for: aliens, crazy survivors, inadequate equipment, LOTS of walking and a pretty unhealthy dose of bad luck.
I love that the film lets you know up front that there’s going to be a lot of wandering around. That’s a very good thing to know before jumping head-first into the fray. At present, the film is scheduled to hit DVD on April 3rd, 2012. Check out the video embedded below if you simply cannot contain your curiosity. It’s amusing as hell.