Set in the frozen mountains of Alaska, The Grey is a nightmarish thriller about a group of oil-rig workers who survive a devastating plane crash, only to find that they have plummeted into the hunting ground of a pack of snarling wolves.
Sharp-shooter Ottway (Liam Neeson) is employed by a refinery in Alaska to shoot the wolves that sometimes target the roughnecks as they carry out their exhausting work.
After a gruelling five-week shift, Ottway boards the plane home, only for a brutal storm to wrench the craft apart, depositing the widower and seven other men – Burke (Nonso Anozie), Diaz (Frank Grillo), Flannery (Joe Anderson), Henrick (Dallas Roberts), Hernandez (Ben Bray), Lewenden (James Badge Dale) and Talget (Dermot Mulroney) – into the tundra.
The men huddle together for warmth, but the local wildlife quickly encroaches on the crash site, attacking one of the men.
With the howls of wolves chilling the survivors even more than the icy blasts of wind, Ottway tries to galvanise his co-workers into action.
“We’ll kill ‘em. One at a time. Tip the numbers. That’s what they’re doing to us,” he growls, determined to fend off the flesh-hungry beasts.
The Grey is showing at the Odeon Kettering today, at 3.30pm, 6.15pm and 9pm.