THE DAM

By Andrew BEATTIE

COLONIAL MONGREL PRODUCTIONS LTD - as PROD

Horror - Development 2015

A rookie technician is called to an emergency at a remote hydroelectric dam. There he uncovers the dam's terrible secret - that 50 years ago the dam was built as a prison to contain an ancient terror.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Horror
    • Countries
    • NEW ZEALAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrew BEATTIE
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrew BEATTIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Andrew BEATTIE, Maile DAUGHERTY, Sue THOMPSON
    • Synopsis
    • Tim doesn’t like water he’s a boating accident survivor and prefers the stability of land. But one of his co-workers hasn’t reported in so an unhappy Tim is sent to find him at the nearby hyrdro electrical Dam. He discovers the corpse of his co-worker trapped inside a pipe with a large egg attached to his back. Before Tim can call for help the electrical system shuts down and Tim is trapped. With him is the Dam’s skeleton crew and Jess who only came to bring her father coffee.
      They struggle to find a way out. However, the egg attached to the corpse’s back hatches and a the monstrous tentacle creature that emerges starts to hunt them through the labyrinthine facility.
      One-by-one the Creature captures and kills the Dam crew, and soon only Tim remain Jess and her father remain. As they fight what looks like a losing battle with the Creature, a door opens and an elderly man steps through with armed guards, who blow the Creature to pieces.
      But they’re not here to help. They weld the exit closed behind them, and the elderly man announces he’s here to destroy the Dam. His name is Grigori Tereshchenko, and he helped build the facility nearly 60 years ago as a power source for an underwater prison. Now he must bury the prison’s gargantuan occupant under its debris. He produces a compact but powerful explosive from a briefcase, and prepares to start the detonation sequence. Jess knows that in doing this they’ll flood the valley below, potentially killing thousands. But Tereshchenko tells them he has no choice. And he shows them what the prison was built to hold. Through a portal into the inky black water, they see a 747-sized Monster waking from it’s slumber. And it’s laying more Eggs.
      For a moment Tereshchenko is speechless. This Monster has been his life’s work, but he never understood how it reproduced. Tim want’s to know why they haven’t just killed it. Tereshchenko says it’s skin is impervious to traditional weapons. Burying the Monster was the only choice. Before Tereshchenko finishes activating the explosive’s detonator, the monster breaks free of it’s bonds, and begins making it’s way to the surface; to the world. When Tereshchenko attempts to turn the explosive device off, it malfunctions, and begins its countdown. Not only will the Monster escape, but the Dam will become their tomb.
    • Partners & financing
    • Seeking finance
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2015
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