A crash landing results in a malfunction that traps the astronauts in their cryobeds. Weak and unable to escape their bunks, the astronauts find themselves easy prey for a carnivorous creature that attacks every 5 hours. Facing death, the astronauts contemplate their fates and whether or not they can overcome this extraordinary situation, as well as what might lie beyond it...
Conway intends to make the double feature his trademark, although both films will usually total less than 2 hours. The idea is to make a movie going more of an event by offering 2 different ideas. Even if someone feels marginal about the feature, they might connect to the short film and vice versa.
ROADKILL stars Sonny Dyon, Mike's wife, Sheila Conway, and Jason Hall. The entire cast returned for TERRARIUM, although, due to scheduling conflicts, Dyon's part was limited to playing some of the aliens in TERRARIUM's battle sequence.
ROADKILL became Mike's showpiece to convince the cast members to jump onto the TERRARIUM project.
Because of their limited playing time, short films do not stand by themselves. ROADKILL was intended as a companion piece to the subsequently produced TERRARIUM.