While I’m more than ready for Altitude to be a crappy movie, I’m nonetheless interested in it. I like the concept — group of people trapped in a plane, get stuck in a storm, and some massive Cthulhu-esque monster wreaks havoc on them. When we ran the trailer a while back, I called it Deep Rising on a plane, and nothing has really changed my opinion — only I think it’ll probably be crappier. And yet, I’m strangely drawn to it.
Anchor Bay, perhaps sensing the waning interest in a project that only had about a dozen people interested in it in the first place, decided to show their hand and have given folks a look at the Lovecraft-inspired creature. I have to say, considering the low-budget-ness of the flick, the image is pretty nifty. I’m still annoyed at the young, happenin’ 20-something cast, but what the fuck, right?
Anyway, if you don’t want the reveal spoiled, read no further. If you don’t care, here you go. Oh, and here’s the full synopsis should you care about that:
“Altitude follows a group of teens on a weekend getaway aboard a small plane that suddenly turns deadly for the rookie pilot (Jessica Lowndes) and four young friends: Julianna Guill (Friday the 13th, “90210”), Ryan Donowho (Bandslam, “The O.C.”), Landon Liboiron (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Jake Weary (“As the World Turns”). Minutes after the group takes-off, an unexplained malfunction sends the aircraft climbing out of control into the heart of a mysterious storm. Unable to get their bearings or contact the ground, the survivors gradually realize they are locked in combat with a terrifying supernatural force.”
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(source: Bloody Disgusting)