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Monday, June 23, 2008

Alien Abduction: Incident at Lake County

By: Michael

When it comes to horror films I love films that present believable situations realistically, suspension of disbelief really sucks me in so when I first heard about Alien Abduction: Incident at Lake County I knew I was in for a real treat. Alien Abduction has none of the sleek or tacky Hollywood production we’ve become anaesthetised to; no clean cuts or tension music. Instead it’s simply the record of a family under siege by Aliens as seen through the eyes of a 16 year old playing around with his new video camera. Though some of the script is weak (you’ll see what I mean when it comes to Mom’s love for wine) its well worth a watch if you’ve seen the likes of Signs, The Blair Witch Project or Cloverfield (all clearly influenced by Alien Abduction). Though it never its achieved mainstream success Alien Abduction did achieve notoriety among UFO and paranormal enthusiasts years after its production when it resurfaced on the internet where many experts asserted it was credible evidence of alien invasion. Adding to this notoriety when it was later uncovered that Alien Abduction was a work of fiction it was then revealed that it was actually inspired by an earlier home movie of an apparently real abduction. Though that earlier film was later exposed as another work of fiction it goes to show the power this film has when it comes to suspending disbelief. Watch it alone and late at night. You catch the whole thing here:

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