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Altered (2006)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  20 July 2007 (Italy)
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Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.

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After a chance encounter at the ages of fifteen with a terrifying alien race, Wyatt, Cody, Duke and Otis are scarred by the death of their friend. Released from experimentation by the creatures, they go their separate ways. Fifteen years later, Cody, Duke and Otis have re-united; ardent in that revenge is the path to take. Wyatt, however, has ultimately decided to live with the past and has chosen a normal life with his wife Hope. Entwined to the fate of Duke, Cody and Otis when they manage to track down and capture a lone alien, Wyatt and Hope are now thrust into a new world of terror as the horrifying abilities of the creature become known. From hypnotizing Hope with a mere glance into her eyes to infecting Cody with a seemingly transmogrification-bound alien virus, the creature is out to wreak havoc upon its captors in any and all of its devious and insidious means. With no more than a few hours to decide between releasing the creature and forfeiting their lives, and killing the ... Written by Soccerkid_217

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Was originally planned as a horror/comedy with the title "Probed". See more »

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When Wyatt is telling his friends to return the alien to the farm and Cody begins to get angry, there is a red dot from the camera on Wyatt's white tank-top. See more »

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[first lines]
Cody: [wielding harpoon] Let's do it!
Otis: Hey, I think we oughta wait a minute.
Duke: Don't go pussy on me.
[cocks his gun]
Otis: I'm not man, I just think...
Duke: Don't!
Otis: This is the stupidest goddamn thing I've ever done.
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Dear Richard
Written by Terri Binion
Performed by Terri Binion and the Bible Bent Orphans
Courtesy of Richter Records
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Brilliant
20 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Altered' follows the capture of an extraterrestrial being by a group of men. We learn within the opening minutes that the creature is responsible for their abduction and torture - as well as the death of their friend - several years earlier.

The majority of the movie is contained within the residence of their reluctant friend Wyatt (played beautifully by Adam Kaufman who captures his character's grief and rage at the things done to him) where the group slowly begins to fall apart whilst the extraterrestrial begins to do everything it can to escape...

I hadn't heard of this film before I rented it and was pleasantly surprised to find that, even with a small budget, this was a tense (due to most events taking place in one location) and very well written little movie that kept my attention throughout. The creature effects especially were well done and managed to convey how dangerous and frightening the extraterrestrial was.

I'd recommend this to other horror fans as a shining example of how smaller budget horror movies can sometimes be far more effective than multimillion dollar blockbuster horrors dripping in overcooked CGI and underwritten characters!


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