Carl Merryweather is famous in his local town as someone who believes he experienced an alien encounter at 10-years-old. Now thirty years later, he is convinced that the extraterrestrials will reconnect with him on his 40th birthday.

Merryweather, who is obsessed with making contact with UFOs, attempts to do so at the same location of his previous interaction. His sceptical sister Gina agrees to go with him for support while bringing a film crew to document the event.

This is the first new film directed by Daniel Myrick in years, who was the co-director of The Blair Witch Project (1999).  Based on his interest and fascination in sci-fi based activity from his childhood, Myrick wrote the script as a character study story after researching the topic of the film. Myrick studied real-world self-proclaimed alien abductees Barney and Betty Hill, as well as books detailing abduction by extraterrestrials including Messengers and Communion.

This has a very different pace and feel to The Blair Witch Project and is a welcome addition to the abduction canon.

9.30 PM SAT 12 DEC 2020

Dir: Daniel Myrick
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2020
Runtime: 95mins