‘Sputnik’ Trailer Unveils Creepy ‘Alien’-esque Russian Sci-Fi Horror

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An enticing trailer has dropped for Sputnik, a sci-fi horror film from Russia that brings to mind Ridley Scott’s Alien.

The film follows a young doctor (Oksana Akinshina) whose controversial methods may come in handy when the military recruits her to look at a troubling case: a cosmonaut has returned with an alien parasite using him as a host.

Looks like a nail-biter with some slick, icky effects. Count me in. Sputnik, the first feature from short-filmmaker Egor Abramenko, gets a VOD and limited cinema release in the U.S. on August 14th.

Official synopsis for Sputnik:

Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina) is on the precipice of losing her medical license. Her career may not be over, though. After she’s recruited by the military, Tatiana is brought to a secure science research facility to assess a very special case, that of Konstantin Sergeyevich (Pyotr Fyodorov), a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident and has returned to Earth with a unique condition: there’s something living inside of him that only shows itself late at night. The military has nefarious plans for it. Tatiana wants to stop it from killing Konstantin. And the creature itself thrives on destruction.

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