Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Writer: Josh Campbell (story), Matthew Stuecken (story), Josh Campbell (screenplay), Matthew Stuecken (screenplay), Damien Chazelle (screenplay)
Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin
Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Released: 11 Mar 2016
Synopsis: Soon after leaving her fiancé Michelle is involved in a car accident. She awakens to find herself sharing an underground bunker with Howard and Emmett. Has she been saved from an apocalyptical event as Howard & Emmett tell her or are there other motives for her being held against her will?
fter a car crash, Michelle is brought to a mysterious bunker by a man named Howard. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the air is now toxic outside. However, Howard’s intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question. Is it better in here or out there?
After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
In the opening scene, a woman named Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is looking outside her window. She’s on the phone with someone, arguing. Michelle then packs a bunch of her belongings and leaves her home.
Michelle drives far from the city down to the rural area. Her fiance Ben (voice of Bradley Cooper) calls her. She answers but only lets him talk and say how sorry he is, and that she shouldn’t leave him just like that. Michelle hangs up. Ben calls again, and Michelle takes her eyes off the road for a second when her car gets slammed by a truck, causing her to roll into a ditch.
Michelle wakes up with a head wound in a small room with a needle in her arm that’s hooked to a saline drip. To her horror, she sees her leg is chained to a pipe. She grabs her saline drip pole and pulls her phone toward her to call for help. Unfortunately, there is no signal. Someone comes downstairs to open the door to the room. It is a man named Howard (John Goodman). He claims to have rescued Michelle from the car accident and is keeping her alive. Howard offers Michelle a pair of wooden crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash, and tells her to “get good on those” before leaving the room.
Michelle sets about carving the tip of one of the crutches to sharpen it into a weapon to attack Howard with. The next time Howard shows up, Michelle tries to stab him with the sharpened crutch unsuccessfully, but Howard quickly grabs her and sedates her.
When she comes to, Howard calmly explains to Michelle that there has been an attack on the surface, and that the air up there is unbreathable, so he brought Michelle down to the bunker beneath his farm. Howard brings Michelle up to the airlock to see what’s going on outside. Nothing appears unusual, but Michelle spots Howard’s truck with red paint on the side, and she recognizes it as the truck that hit her.
From the bedroom, a clattering sound is heard from outside. Howard goes to yell at someone off-screen. Michelle leaves the room and finds a younger man named Emmett (John Gallagher, Jr.). His arm is broken, and Howard tells Michelle that Emmett knocked over a shelf with a week’s worth of food.