After over a decade, Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) finally returns to the creature-feature sub-genre with his latest release, The Lair, and the film has now dropped a first-look official trailer – which you can check out below.
2005’s The Descent still stands among the great horror films – delivering an intense, claustrophobic, and bloody outing that saw a group of cave divers come face-to-face with underground predators that have an appetite for human flesh. The film terrified audiences for years and left fans wanting more. Marshall has since worked on several projects, but The Lair marks his long-awaited return to full-scale action horror.
The film’s synopsis reads:
When Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair is shot down over Afghanistan, she finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons – half human, half alien – are awakened.
“I’m thrilled to be back in the world of full-blooded action horror for the first time since ‘The Descent’ and ‘Dog Soldiers,’ and this film certainly holds some kinship with those two movies. Originally conceived as a small and contained indie film to shoot during lockdown, my ambitions for the movie grew into something much more action-packed and monster-fuelled, with a sci-fi twist. It’s packed full of cool characters, scares, laughs, and of course some grizzly death scenes.”
The film stars Charlotte Kirk (The Reckoning), Jonathan Howard (Thor: The Dark World), and Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica).
The Lair hits select theatres and comes to Digital and VOD platforms on October 28th.