Set forty years after an alien invasion has devastated the planet, the French sci-fi short Humanicide presents a future in which the last remnants of humanity struggle to evade the frightening, insect-like alien drones that hunt them.
Two survivors - Paul (Audren Lancien) and Tripo (Florian Gounaud) struggle to evade the alien drones deep in the French country side.
If they are captured, the drones will "sting" them with a foreign substance that proves quite painful for the victims, but its ultimate effect is unknown.
Is it a fatal poison? A drug?
The film leaves those questions unanswered.
Created by filmmaker Guillaume Oger, Humanicide poses more questions than it answers, which I think is great because it serves to shroud the narrative in a compelling mystique.
It also helps that the short is gorgeous to watch. The lush French countryside seems to burst from the screen in high definition.
However, the design of the alien drones is inspired.
They look unearthly and creepy, yet also are disturbingly familiar because of their insect-like design that seems to be based on hornets.
Watch Humanicide (in French with English subtitles) in its entirety below....
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