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Releasing a horror movie on an oil rig almost seems like poor taste given the circumstances as of late, but that hasn’t stopped Anchor Bay from scheduling Peter Atencio’s straight-to-video monster flick “The Rig” for October 5th. And while the film appears to be nothing more than yet another excursion into the “creature killing human in an isolated setting” genre, the picture gets several few extra points in the cool department for prominently featuring William Forsythe in the trailer. I’m not sure how big of a role he plays in the actual story, but at least he’s in the trailer. After all, anyone who understands the fundamentals of marketing should be well-versed in the Law of Forsythe.
Speaking of which, here’s the plot in a nutshell:
As a hurricane rages outside, the small but experienced crew of an oil drilling rig settles in to ride out the storm. Isolated on the rig, their calm is short lived when a crew member goes missing and an extensive search proves futile. Slowly, they discover that a deadly creature is stalking the skeleton crew, eliminating them one by one. Surrounded by nothing but raging ocean, their communication severed and no way off the rig, the roughnecks try to survive the stormy night with an unrelenting force of death hunting them down.
If all goes accordingly, “The Rig”, which stars William Forsythe, Art LaFleur, Marcus Paulk, Serah D’Laine, and Stacey Hinnen, will arrive just in time for Halloween. Lucky you!