When I started watching The Fallen, my first thought a few minutes in was, “This…kind of isn’t horror related.” Sure, it has kick ass vikings, fire and violence, but I wouldn’t have categorized it as horror and science fiction…until the eight minute mark. Then it basically becomes kick ass vikings verses an intergalactic Terminator-esque alien/robot. Awesome! I’m in!
The Fallen is written by Bradford James Jackson and directed by Alex Popov. Jackson also stars in this 18 minute short film alongside Steven Wright, Levi A. Taylor, Lance Hanes, Jeremy Blake, Eric Holzschuh, Ron Jackson, Nik Sharshak and Donnie Bonavitacola. The story follows a band of battle-tested vikings who are in the middle of escorting their injured king home when they meet an out of this world warrior for they could never have been prepared to fight.
A YouTube caption has this marked as a “proof of concept” short, so I’m hoping that The Fallen is adapted into a feature film in the very near future! I know I’d give it a watch.