As They Continue to Fall is the dark tale of a dystopian drifter who prowls back alleys with a specific breed of winged prey in his sights. It’s from director Nikhil Bhagat and writer C. Robert Cargill (who co-wrote Scott Derrickson’s Sinister and Doctor Strange), and we’re debuting the short right here on io9.

Who is Walker, and what drives him? A flashback offers some hints, but for the most part, the details remain enigmatic. But you gotta love that last line—that is, without a doubt, a dude I’d want on my side in any apocalyptic situation.