Check out an exclusive clip from 'Chimera Strain'

Hitting theaters and VOD today is the horror tinged science fiction thriller “Chimera Strain,” starring Henry Ian Cusick as a scientist desperate to push his research into dangerously unexplored territory if it means saving the life of his family. We’ve got an exclusive clip from the film, which you can check out in the player below alongside the film’s theatrical trailer at the bottom of this page.

Imagine a world without aging, injury, disease or death. Quint’s obsession with this utopian dream pushes him to the edge of his sanity. Rather than risk losing his dying children, Quint decides to freeze them alive, thereby preserving them in a cryonic ametabolic state. Meanwhile he feverishly researches genetic modifications that would give them the regenerative abilities of the “immortal” Turritopsis jellyfish. Quint’s experiments require human embryonic stem cells and this sets him on a collision course with his Masterson, a shadowy figure, whose bizarre motives trigger a chain of events with far-reaching consequences.

Written and directed by Maurice Haeems, “Chimera Strain” also stars Kathleen Quinlan, Erika Ervin, Kaavya Jayaram, Jenna Harrison and Raviv Haeems.

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