Filmmaker Jeremy Gardner made one of the most impressive debuts of recent years in the beautiful, bananas form of 2012’s micro-budgeted zombie film The Battery. Now, the director has returned to the horror genre with his screening-at-Tribeca film Something Else.

Gardner stars as Hank, who, 10 years into his small-town, storybook romance with Abby, suddenly wakes up to an empty bed in an empty home. With nothing but a cryptic note to explain why she left, Hank’s charmed life begins to fall apart. To make matters worse, Abby’s disappearance seems to trigger the arrival of a ferocious creature that crawls out of the old grove on the edge of his property.

Abby is played by genre fan favorite Brea Grant (Heroes, Halloween II, Beyond the Gates) and the cast also includes Henry Zebrowski and Justin Benson, the co-director of last year’s excellent, phantasmagorical The Endless. Something Else is written by Gardner and co-directed by Christian Stella. The film is produced by David Lawson, Benson, Aaron Moorhead, and Arvind Harinath. It is a production of Rustic Films and Kavya Films.

Something Else receives its world premiere on April 26 at The Tribeca Film Festival.

Exclusively watch a NSFW clip from Something Else, above.

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