The Quantum Terror, Fighting To Win

Indie Horror Film Climes in VOD this Halloween

Four souls gather to explore a network of suburban underground tunnels in search of a missing grad student who may have opened up a portal to another dimension, may or may not seem like a weird plot for a horror movie, depending on just how big a fan of the genera you are, but what is unusual is the film's origins. Made for the price of a used car and shot within a single Texas home, The Quantum Terror was made by bringing together local talents from actors to makeup artists to dollhouse builders, in the true spirit of the Iron Age.

Inspired by a lifetime love of horror movies and avaunt-garde cinema such as Alien, The Thing, The Shining, Eraserhead, Evil Dead, From Beyond, Silence of the Lambs, and so many other creature features through the years, the idea was to take inspiration from their best aspects and bring them together in one film, showing that there's more than just the Hollywood method of telling stories. No studio interference, no union rules, just artists working to prove that they don't need to wait for permission to express themselves.

After a small but successful crowdfunding campaign and a lot of sweat equity, The Quantum Terror made it to video on demand using Filmhub to aggregate it to such platforms as Amazon Prime, Tubi, and Filmzie. Even with no promotional entities behind it, the Lovecraftian tale of madness and tentacles has caught the attention of fans and the indie news sites like Film Threat (who deemed it "destined for cult stardom) and is gaining momentum on the video-on-demand circuit in the most grassroots of ways.

The story is unorthodox, not spoonfeeding audiences the answers to everything, but leaving them to interpret what they've seen in the same way one would a dream that is fresh in their mind after just waking up. While using special effects techniques from older hit movies and even having little assists from veteran companies like studioADI and Make-Up Effects Group, all the creatures, sets, and miniatures were built using materials that are mostly available at hardware stores or on Amazon.

The end result isn't Hollywood-grade and might not satisfy what the general audience has been conditioned to expect, but it provides something that you just won't find in the mainstream. A willingness to take chances and offer an experience you just won't get unless you're really looking for it. At a mere seventy-eight minutes runtime, pick your platform of choice and give it a go this Halloween.