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Netflix/Tribeca chiller “CARGO,” with Martin Freeman, unveils trailer and poster

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

An Australian horror film starring GHOST STORIES’ Martin Freeman, from a producing team including THE BABADOOK’s Kristina Ceyton and Jeff Harrison, is coming to Netflix and the Tribeca Film Festival this spring. Jump past the jump to see the new trailer and poster.

CARGO, directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling from Ramke’s screenplay, makes its Netflix premiere May 18, and has the first of its four Tribeca showings Thursday, April 19 at 9:15 p.m. (see its fest details here). The cast also includes Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Simone Landers and David Gulpilil from THE LAST WAVE and DARK AGE. The synopsis: “In the aftermath of a global pandemic, Andy [Freeman] is focused on keeping his wife and their infant daughter alive as they travel across the Australian Outback. A terrible accident, however, forces him to set off on foot: A zombie bite has given Andy a mere 48 hours before he, too, is undead. Andy struggles to both find a refuge for his child and stave off the disease as the clock runs out on his humanity.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.