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by • December 15, 2011 • News, StillsComments (0)43

THE DIVIDE Shows Us What Nuclear Fallout Looks Like

We mean this with all due respect: Baaaaarf! An unsettling set of photos have snuck onto the interwebs showing the result of nuclear fallout in the new horror-thriller THE DIVIDE. See the new Fallout Progression photos for Rosanna Arquette, Milo Ventimiglia and Michael Ecklund. And let me just say it’s disgustingly fascinating.

The award-winning makeup (Best Makeup FX, Sitges International Film Festival) for the film was done by artist Steve Kostanski, creating a disturbingly realistic look at the physical effects of fallout after a group of strangers narrowly survive a nuclear bomb. As evidenced here, it’s really quite a sight akin to the “faces of meth” photo campaigns.

Here is the film’s official synopsis:

In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers-all tenants of a New York high-rise apartment-escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness. Each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next.  While everyone in the bunker allows himself or herself to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape, even with no promise of salvation on the outside.

You can catch the film when it opens on January 13. What are your thoughts? We think these photos are totally gross, but our kudos on the amazing job done by the artists who created these looks.

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