Astron-6 is a Canadian film production company that specializes in midnight movies. With such over the top films like Manborg, Father’s Day, and The Editor, they’ve gotten a pretty large following of cult movie fans all across the globe. Two of the owners, Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie, went off to do The Void, a new 2017 horror film, that was a departure from the more comedic aspects of Astron-6 productions.
When a police officer finds a man lying on the side of the road bloody and unconscious, he immediately rushes him to the closest hospital. The facility is soon to close so only a skeleton staff happens to be on site. When an unexpected death occurs, the building suddenly is surrounded by a group of hooded cultists that prevent anyone’s escape. Yet unaware to the group, something far more dangerous lurks within the building.
The film has been called a throwback to films from the 1970/1980’s. Some mentioned include Hellraiser, Assault on Precinct 13, The Thing, In the Mouth of Madness and many more. With its strange creature effects (designed by co-director Steven Kostanski) and its ambiguous ending, the film has received quite the buzz wherever movies are spoken of. Dark Discussions podcast takes a look at this very unique film.