If you’ve ever asked yourself the question, “How creepy would it be if a flying, Superman-like being showed up to patrol our skies, but never said a word and had absolutely no moral compass?” The answer is, really friggin’ creepy. Terrifying, actually. And that very unique premise is explored with chilling effectiveness by special effects artist Marcus Alqueres in his short film – The Flying Man.
Combining elements of a horror movie with the superhero genre (why hasn’t anyone thought of this before???), The Flying Man presents a scenario wherein a mysterious silent being appears in the sky, and soon begins to straight up murder criminals in gruesome ways, like dropping them from great heights, or snatching them up and throwing them in front of a speeding train! What the hell?!? It’s pretty damned awesome.
Remember the name Marcus Alqueres – because you’ll probably be hearing it a lot more in the years to come. He’s worked on special effects for Hollywood films like 300 and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and he’s looking to make the transition to directing with a feature-length adaptation of this haunting short. I, for one, can’t wait to see what this could look like with a hefty budget, and the original ideas Alqueres could explore.