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After someone is killed in the subterranean project called "Shadowzone," a NASA captain is called in to investigate. In the project, sleeping subjects are induced into a deep EDS state whereby they become portals to a parallel universe. Unfortunately this causes adverse reactions in the subject, and something gets through the portal, the consequence of which is an attrition problem. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Get in the zone--shadowzone!
15 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

After someone is killed in the subterranean project called "Shadowzone," a NASA captain is called in to investigate. In the project, sleeping subjects are induced into a deep EDS state whereby they become portals to a parallel universe. Unfortunately this causes adverse reactions in the subject, and something gets through the portal, the consequence of which is an attrition problem. "Shadowzone" is a fine horror film, if one with a few irritating faults. The story does have many similarities to "Alien", yes, but it's backed up by a smart script and some tense, suspenseful scenes, excellent performances, and great gory special effects. Louise Fletcher, who I generally find to be a pretty bad actress (See the 1986 "Invaders from Mars" remake for proof...)gave a very fun, amusing performance as the chap-stick-obsessed scientist. James Hong was awesome here, it's a real shame he was killed-off so quickly! David Beecroft ("Octopus") also gave a good performance, even if he keeps things a little too straight-faced. J.S. Cardone's screenplay and direction help the film greatly as well. There's lots of suspense, scares and effective moments. Also good here, as I said before, are some great gory special effects. The "Ick" factor is high in this one!

Among the complaints I have here is the ending. Not only is it unsatisfying, but it also feel cheap and rushed. The final incarnation of the creature was surprisingly laughable, quite unexpected considering how nice the quality of the effects throughout the rest of the film. "Shadowzone" is a rear horror film, but if you happen to find it, rent it. It's an atmospheric, well-done horror/sci-fi film with excellent performances, a smart script, very nice special effects and a good (if far-fetched)plot. Enjoy!

7/10.


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