Playing with the short The Engineer
2023 / 98 min / Australia / Horror, Thriller, Noir
Directed by Pirie Martin
Cast: Derryn Amoroso, Kate Holly Hall, Henry Erringto
Criminal Fixer Cliff Van Aarle’s unique psychological condition gives him an edge in the criminal underworld, but when he’s hired by two amateur drug dealers claiming they were attacked by ‘zombies,’ Van Aarle is dragged into a terrifying and bizarre mystery that will force him to relive the traumatic past he thought he’d escaped.
The case gets stranger still with the arrival of the delusional vigilante LoneWolf, and the revelation that the mastermind behind it all may be more monster than man. A conspiracy of mind control, psychedelic drugs, and a criminal underbelly terrified of the enigmatic drug lord Joubini, who uses hypnosis with lethal effect. Van Aarle may be the only one equipped to bring him down, but only if his mind survives the trip.