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Alien Abduction (DVD): Review

The Film

Based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina, the story follows a family on vacation. As family squabbles reach a peak, the group come across a strange sight. A tunnel, full of cars, yet all seemingly abandoned.

It’s not long until they encounter strange humanoid creatures. As they flee, the encounter a local who shelters them. They soon learn of many strange happenings in the area, and not too long after, are treated to a close encounter with the lights themselves.

The film is presented as found footage. That, mixed with the tense moments of the unseen, makes for an enjoyable thriller. The found footage aspect is done well, and the horror unfolds in a well paced manner, while not going for the cheap ‘jump’ scares that all too often ruin a film.

Alien Abduction is fun, and is sure to appeal to sci-fi and horror fans alike.

Disc And Bonus Features

The disc is encoded at a high bitrate, meaning it can be scaled up to HD via hardware or software. That being said, this is a film with a ‘found footage’ style, so often the visuals are intentionally looking degraded.

Sound is encoded as Dolby Digital, in a 5.1 soundtrack, but with a found footage film, and the source material supposedly coming from a home video camera, there is not much use of the surround speakers.

There are no bonus features on this disc, which is sure to disappoint horror fans and filmmakers alike.

Alien Abduction is available to purchase on disc, in South
Africa, now.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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