A disillusioned priest with a military past must protect civilization from an infectious strain of crude oil that threatens to transform the citizens of Lakewood Alaska, infiltrate the pipeline, and take over the planet.
A disillusioned priest with a military past must protect civilization from an infectious strain of crude oil that threatens to transform the citizens of Lakewood Alaska, infiltrate the pipeline, and take over the planet. An oil drilling operation outside the town of Lakewood Alaska conducts a seismic reflection survey to look for oil, but instead detects a continuous vibration that when played back as an audio file, sounds like a (distorted) multitude of human screams. When this recording is enhanced the clarified screams are isolated and played back as individual sounds, several of them turn out to match voice-print samples in the company security system's voice-recognition program. They all belong to deceased former employees. One of whom is the late wife of CARTER PARIS the town's increasingly agnostic and inebriated church minister. A man with a Military past both traumatic and mysterious; he was off the grid, on a black-op demolishing oil wells in the second Iraq War, when his wife and unborn child passed away. Carter's old high school sweetheart, Cynthia, the Geologist for the Lexicon oil company who conducted the survey and distilled the screams from it, calls him to her office in town to ask what he as a man of God, makes of these recorded subterranean screams, and to reveal that the survey further yielded a massive super-deposit at great depth, one that has been feeding the smaller deposits throughout the region, and is now yielding an unusually toxic strain of crude oil, in which her lab found DNA among other things, DNA that includes the genetic markers for every known life form, and even more unknowns. But as a despondent, disillusioned priest who is busy drinking his communion wine and rolling joints with pages torn pages from the bible as he goes about the Lord's work, Carter's reaction to this is incredulous and dismissive. So he departs to continue with his fractured exercises in ministry and outreach. Meanwhile, this infectious strain of crude begins to surface all over town, spreading in meandering fingers and streams to infect the populace, transforming them into raging, berserkers with black veins and increasingly inhuman appearance. They prove to be increasingly fast, strong, and well-nigh indestructible as they attack, infect and multiply We learn that this strain of oil, and indeed the planet itself is a living organism, trying to rid itself of the environmental plague that is the human species. It wants to reach the pipeline, its link to the world at large, where it can hybridize with all crude oil everywhere. It's objectives are to manipulate, mutate, and eliminate humanity anywhere it finds it. Carter and Cynthia, along with lifelong friend and town Sherrif Eli, are the first and last hope of survival that civilization has. But its attacks manifest in stages, each more disturbing and deadly than the last, it erupts from the earth, it controls and transforms people to do its bidding, and shape-shifts into monstrous forms derived from the prehistoric matter of which it is composed. it even rains from the sky as our heroes are now pursued by a Mercenary unit, hired to eliminate all witnesses to this anomaly, and retrieve a genetic sample, for the cloning of this inexhaustible energy source for Cynthia's employer.
An arms dealer and a preacher with a shared past must rescue as many townspeople as they can when a possessed communications frequency sends the nation's cops rampaging toward their town to fulfill a biblical prophecy of Armageddon
Beginning with a Reality show POV: A film crew with a show like Cops or Live PD shoots a traffic stop cum drug bust just a federal satellite network called Project Sentinel begins downloading and monitoring police communications, as Arms dealer and CIA asset Tyler Peralta narrates about it's purpose: To route all voice and body cam feeds into a network that monitors for evidence of police misconduct, but whose radio frequency carries a powerful and malignant force. As Project Sentinel and its demonic poison surge into the police at the on-air traffic stop, they transform, eyes bulging, lungs heaving, with the same voice - a voice that sounds like a demon hissing with CB radio static, they suddenly attack both suspects and film crew alike, expending every bullet and tazer dart they have on them in the process. As a marauding police cruiser races past, sirens ablaze, deliberately swerving to hit every pedestrian in its path, we track with it into a montage of homicidal police attacking the Populace of New Jerusalem at large, as Tyler explains that this is the work of Abbadon, the Angel of the Bottomless Pit referred to in Revelations 9 verse eleven. The Bottomless Pit it turns out, is this timeless, unused radio frequency, and this is the beginning of the end. Cut to Tyler in his basement full of weapons, making a sale to two gangsters, one of whom, unbeknownst to Tyler, is an undercover cop. As Money and guns change hands, The demon comes through on the wire worn by the undercover. Possessed now, he reaches for the guns on the table and everything goes south. A shootout becomes a chase across a neighborhood thick with sirens and marauding, murdering cops, becomes a hostage standoff in the Church of the Reverend Owen Maples - A man of God with whom Tyler shares a bloody past he'd rather forget. The hostage drama suddenly solved with a well placed bullet, the two discuss the situation, and how it looks like something they've seen before : a mass demonic possession like this, that they - and only and elite few in the world - know was responsible for the war in Bosnia. They've seen this before. But this, this is much worse. The two reluctantly team up to rescue the residents at the Reverends halfway house and homeless shelter. Tyler has the guns and the ammo. The Reverend provides the holy water in which the bullets are dipped. And they're off, shooting rampaging cops who now burst into flames when shot by these anointed bullets. Fighting, shooting, and bickering their way across town to rescue as many as they can, and in the process our heroes notice two disturbing trends: This demon wears out bodies at an accelerated rate, and is constantly replenishing its ranks with an exodus of cops from all states and municipalities, all converging on New Jerusalem and slaughtering everything in their path. Tyler, the Reverend, and the crowd they're trying to rescue fight their way into the local police station, where the first to become possessed have already been reduced to melted, disintegrating corpses by the demon's overwhelming power. Realizing their in over their heads, they use the radio in in the dispatcher's room to call their old friends at PandORA - Paranormal and Occult Related Affairs - A Vatican Army intelligence with whom Tyler and the reverend once worked to quell the mass possession of Milosovich and his troops in Bosnia. PandORA Tells them they have been monitoring the situation via satellites designed to scan for paranormal activity, and the energy readings coming from this event in the US is by far the largest they've ever seen. They tell Tyler and the Reverend they must remain in town, because this demonic force must be confronted at the place in which it's converging, as for how to proceed, PandORA tells them they'll consult the scriptures, and contact them in one hour. Tyler and the Reverend use this time to devise and execute an escape plan for their people. A montage of Possessed police killing their way across the land is intercut with our heroes leading the survivors out of harm's way through the town's storm drains, and into the relative safety of the countryside. Where the drain empties into a lake, Tyler finds the reverend dumping the last of the holy water into it, saying a blessing as he does. Where they receive a disturbing update from PandORA: This Demon is the Angel of the bottomless pit itself, and according to one of the most secret books in the Vatican's library can only be destroyed when ten thousand of its apostites perish in fire. With no survivors, and only possessed cops with numbers approaching that ten thousand left in town, Tyler and The Reverend devise a plan to move fuel from the town's diesel plant via train tanker cars over to the town's fertilizer plant. Drain fuel into fertilizer, and then off a C-4 tipped drone into the whole mess, thus setting off the world's largest conventional explosion once Their satellite data shows ten thousand are withing range of the blast. By now a swarming ocean of uniformed police surrounds the plant. none of them are attacking our heroes as they flee in a armored police ramming vehicle. they're just waiting. something is wrong. The plodding, tanklike machine gets them barely far enough to survive the blast. When it happens, it flings the vehicle violently away from the blast that claims most of the town. Our heroes emerge from the wreck bruised and pummeled, only to get a call from PandORA warning them the book telling them to incinerate the ten thousand possessed was a deception, planted in their library centuries ago to trigger this event, so that the demon might gather enough energy to materialize on the physical plane. A five Megaton warhead is in the air, and will detonate in thirty minutes unless PandORA sees proof via satellite the demon has been destroyed. They battle with the monstrous creature, who only seems to get larger as he draws energy from an ocean of flashing red and blue lights that light up the night in all directions. Forcing Tyler Tyler to lead Abbadon on a chase, out of town and into the same lake the reverend earlier turned into holy water. Tyler drives his car off the bridge,the demon plunges in after him and dissolves. Tyler is at first is though drowned, but the found on the shores of the lake, where The reverend finds him, they are joined by a Chopper full of CIA agents who usher them off to Washington for a debriefing. And we are left behind, at a national Guard field base where we learn Abbadon's true intention all along, as The Soldiers interviewing a handful of huddled survivors, project Sentinel comes back online, This time Washington wants to use it to watch the first responders to this disaster in real time. And the soldiers acquire that demonic presence, and open fire on the crowd of survivors, we cut to black knowing demon has now used the up-link to jump to the military com frequencies, possess the world's armies and take this apocalypse to the next level.
An unconventional therapist who finds he better understands his patients while tripping on nutmeg must now diagnose and cure an apocalyptic disorder known as metapsychosis, as his increasingly psychedelic journey makes it difficult to discern the real from the unreal.
Despite his mild exterior, Doctor David Dartson is not your typical practicing psychiatrist. Among his many unconventional methods is his practice of tripping on hallucinogenic doses of nutmeg while he conducts his therapy sessions. It is during one such session, that MISTER HELLING A mysterious new patient who claims to be a demon, warns him of a coming psychiatric apocalypse - a new form of insanity he calls metapsychosis. an evolved form of mental illness in which patients project their delusions and hallucinations onto their physical surroundings. Doctor david Dartson is told he must see seven patients, bearing seven subtypes of metapsychosis: with a little help from PandORA - (paranormal and occult related affairs, an intelligence division of the Vatican Army,) David will endure these seven mind plagues of the apocalypse, and bear witness to Depressives projecting their suicidal ideation, making the people around them jump out of windows and such, a man with OCD whose frantic rituals are the only thing holding the laws of probability together. multiple personalities taken to the next level, schizophrenia becomes shizokinesis. Tripolar disorder, and it's effect on the fabric of space-time And finally, in a hyperspace mental institution known only as the 5150, a showdown with the the METAPATH himself, the God of all madness Be forewarned that this script is . . .out there. Strange. intentionally so, but I fear too strange perhaps, and the opening scene reads too much like a shooting script; I just saw no other way to convey things just then. Enjoy
Maverick bomb-squad guru and avid pot-head Chase Malachi must dismantle a self replicating, psychosis inducing doomsday device that reduces entire universes to sub-atomic dust.
The world of Bomb squad guru and tokemaster Chase Malachi has always been a bit surreal. but nothing can prepare him for the outlandish journey that begins with a phone call at work ,researching an improvised microwave bomb, and getting stoned when, his partner DEVON calls him about a mysterious device on a running timer found in an office building. He gets there to find a massive conglomeration of circuitry harvested from the electronic devices in the building, everything about it defies description. nothing he does stop the timer, yet there are no explosives present, none can be found in the building. When the "bomb" goes off it's not with explosive force, but with a decaying and disintegrating of the entire world, indeed the universe, Chase and Devon included. then the story appears to reboot, in what turns out to be a slightly different parallel reality, as Chase again encounters the device, this time with a growing sense of deja-vu about the thing, which is now larger, and more evolved in its electronic chaos. Chase tries different methods this time, yet still the timer counts down to zero, and we see a more bigger, more cosmic look at the disintegration of the universeAs As Chase is "reincarnated" repeatedly, each time, his memories of other time-lines where he tried to disarm the "bomb" become more solid, a girl named Faith, an alien in human form sent to help him understand the bomb, and an interdimensional parasite known as the Metaphage, who thrive on on the very law of entropy that the bomb uses to destroy us, will invade the planet, spreading rapidly through multitudes of human bodies in which they can only survive for a short period of time To hunt down Chase, Devon and Faith. Every time they encounter the device it's a bigger, more advanced, and more bizzare. As it grows it causes a phenomenon called graviton psychosis, anyone near the bomb exhibits disturbing suicidal and homicidal behavior, and ironically enough the psychosis is linked to cannabinoid receptors, Chase and Devon are only able to interact with the device unaffected because the THC is acting as an antidote. but It's temporary. graviton psychosis gets worse every time, the Metaphage come at him faster every time. If he doesn't figure this bomb out soon, he never will.
A "Blind" screenwriter, seeing only in the spectrum of radio waves, must use his gift to escape apocalyptic worlds of his creation,
Screenwriter Evan Bard, who lost his sight in a pyrotechnics accident, keeps a secret from the world: After an experience with a drug called ibogaine, taken to cure an addiction that started with the pain meds he was given after the accident, he finds his eyes have been somehow re-tuned to see wavelengths outside the visual spectrum, including all the radio waves that carry the media he writes for. The world through his new eyes is painted in a spectrum of indescribable colors , and these frequencies don't reflect off the solid objects around him the same way light does. Far from a cure to his handicap, and what he does see he reveals to no one, continuing to go through the motions of ordinary blindness, because he doubts anyone would take his claim seriously, and the unknowable colors in his world defy description. But when Evan begins experiencing events and situations that resemble those of his screenplays, he soon discovers that the world around him never was what it appeared to be. Through his produced scripts, as seen by multitudes of viewers, a phenomenon known as morphic resonance has made these worlds no less real than the one we know. But each world each walk a separate quantum path, where events unfold in infinitely diverse ways. And now he's caught in one where things have taken a turn for the apocalyptic. He must use his new eyes, and his ability to rewrite the world from the inside, which comes with the price of accelerated entropy - a corresponding increase in the chaos and havoc in the world. Every time he writes a change in his quest to restore order to all the worlds, and find a way back to his own, the already perilous one in which he is trapped will only get worse.
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Logline: A police department riddled with corruption sqares off against an unlikely pair of honest, cops, who are determines to set things right
Well, that's basically it. I say this because there is not much more to say here. there are more important, fundamental things that will be addressed in the review below.