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Alien Abduction (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1 May 2014 (Singapore)
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A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.

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Matty Beckerman

Writer:

Robert Lewis
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Credited cast:
Katherine Sigismund ... Katie Morris
Corey Eid ... Corey Morris
Riley Polanski Riley Polanski ... Riley Morris
Jillian Clare ... Jillian Morris
Jeff Bowser ... Sean
Peter Holden ... Peter Morris
Walter Phelan
Jordan Turchin Jordan Turchin ... Officer James
Kelley Hinman ... Park Ranger
Ben Sharples ... Agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matty Beckerman ... Farmer
Ronald B. Bishop Ronald B. Bishop ... Police Officer #2
Daniel Caton Daniel Caton ... Himself
Rick Chambers Rick Chambers ... Newscaster
Ray Chavez Jr. Ray Chavez Jr. ... Orderly
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A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.

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Fear The Lights


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2014 (Singapore) See more »

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Trivia

The alien prop now resides in Morganton NC &and occasionally appears at town events such as the Halloween festival. See more »

Goofs

Firearm error: The action, report and sound of shell casings are characteristic of a centerfire rifle, not a .22 as depicted in dialogue and on camera. In addition, the holes made by the weapon on the door were far larger than are typical of a .22 or any commonly used handgun or rifle. See more »

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There are two extra scenes during the credits. One related to the movie. The other is a series of clips of interviews with people talking about their experiences with the Brown Mountain Lights. See more »

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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Although it lacks some originality, it's awfully well made.
10 April 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Alien Abduction" is an example of a so-called 'found footage' movie. In other words, much, if not all the film is supposedly real and was filmed by victims of some sort of supernatural event. The best example was the hugely successful film The Blair Witch Project—a film that cost practically nothing to make and which earned many, many millions of dollars. It's odd, but I have seen very few such films, though I thought the Norwegian film "Trollhunter" was absolutely brilliant and is a real must-see.

When I looked through some of the reviews for this film on IMDb, I noticed that they were a mixed bag. Some really liked it but several didn't and complained that the genre is over-saturated and other films like "Alien Abduction" have already been made. I would agree with this sentiment, as although found footage films can be wonderful, after you've seen a couple, the well starts to run dry. Because of this, no matter how good Alien Abduction is, for many it's an example of too many and too late to care. If, however, you've not been exposed to these sorts of movies, then "Alien Abduction" is certainly worth your time.

The film is set around Brown Mountain in North Carolina—a place where many actual reports of glowing lights have been reported by many. Because of this Alien Abduction has an advantage because weird sightings have been reported in this area for years. Interestingly, I actually lived a couple hours from there and NEVER heard about such stories while I lived in North Carolina…but when I checked online, there were many, many reports. I am VERY dubious about all this, but apparently many people do believe aliens might be involved.

The story concerns a family that is going camping around Brown Mountain. They seem very ordinary in most ways—and this was a positive thing. Because they seemed just like other families in most ways, it made the supposed found footage more believable. The only oddity is that the youngest child supposedly was autistic and loved to film EVERYTHING—and that is supposedly how we got all this footage.

While the family has seen some weird lights, the enormity of the problem doesn't sink in until they happen upon about a dozen cars all abandoned— with doors open and belongings scattered everywhere. While searching through these vehicles, the men in the family are set upon by aliens; you know--the Roswell types you so often have seen in films. But, being a found footage film, you only catch tiny glimpses and it's all very hard to make out. What isn't hard to make out is that Dad disappears— taken by these creatures. Soon, the rest of the family is running for their lives and the aliens seem content at picking them off one at a time.

So is the film any good? Yes. I think it was constructed very well. I loved the music—it was probably the best thing about the film and really helped build the tension. Additionally, the acting was believable and I liked the footage seen at the very end of the video camera being tossed out of the spaceship (which, by the way, was also used at the beginning). All in all, a tense and exciting film in a glutted genre.

By the way, if you do watch, don't turn off the credits as you'll get to see what appear to be interviews with folks who have seen these strange lights at Brown Mountain—though, interestingly, none of these people have claimed to have seen aliens.


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