First Clip: Post-Apocalypse Drought Thriller, “THE WELL”


There are myriad reasons why the post-apocalypse has been popular in contemporary genre, but on a personal level, I think it’s because audiences like to ask themselves what they might do confronted with such a situation. I, on the other hand, am far too concerned with what I would wear. And that’s one of the reasons to highlight this first clip from Tom Hammock’s THE WELL, a post-apocalyptic indie making its premiere at next month’s Los Angeles Film Festival: the villain of the excerpt gets pretty rad with his post-humanity attire. 

Hammock makes his feature debut with THE WELL, but you might recognize some of his work as production designer on Adam Wingard’s acclaimed YOU’RE NEXT. He also contributed some fantastic work to Wingard’s upcoming THE GUEST, especially in its climactic chase.

THE WELL is set “at the edge of an expansive barren valley, where all that remains of The Wallace Farm for Wayward Youth is a few hollowed-out husks of buildings. Seventeen-year-old Kendal (Haley Lu Richardson) can barely recall when the Oregon valley was still lush. It’s been a decade since the last rainfall, and society at large has dried up and blown away. Kendal and the few others that remain barely scrape by, while dreaming of escape. When a greedy water baron lays claim to what little of the precious resource remains underground, Kendal must decide whether to run and hide or bravely fight for the few cherished people and things she has left.”

Los Angeles Film Festival hosts THE WELL on Thursday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 17. For tickets and showtimes, head right here.

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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