I read a thread on Reddit where someone asked “what was the scariest movie you ever saw?”, and got interested in a few I hadn’t heard of, including “The Fourth Kind”, which I learned is free to view on Amazon Prime. So I watched it this morning after work.
What a total piece of crap! Alien abductions, a mixture of filmed footage and older looking supposedly “real” tapes, but the framing and handheld aspect of it all, it’s the Blair Witch Project all over again. The worst part is the variability of the volume. I keep having to turn up the volume to hear the whispered sections, and turn it down again when they start screaming when trying to remember the atrocities inflicted upon them by the ancient Sumerian speaking “aliens”.
How anyone could have fallen for this crud and been really scared, I’ll never know. Perhaps it was because they were young and impressionable when they first saw it. Who knows? Who cares.
Update: I found this when I searched the university name used in the film’s “real” footage. The Internet wins again.
Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. With Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim. A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.
Source: The Fourth Kind (2009) – IMDb