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Was originally planned as a horror/comedy with the title "Probed". See more »
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 »
Let's do it!
Hey, I think we oughta wait a minute.
Don't go pussy on me.
[cocks his gun]
I'm not man, I just think...
This is the stupidest goddamn thing I've ever done.
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Written by Josie Martens
Performed by Hindu Cowboys
Courtesy of Karma Ranch Records See more »
What Altered lacks in budget, it makes up for in atmosphere and tone. The story follows the lives of four men who were abducted by aliens as children. The fifth member of their group was killed during this event. Three of the men have spent the last 15 years of their lives trying to capture one of their captors. To their surprise, they manage to do so! However, capturing the alien is as far as their plans have ever gone. What to do with this being becomes the focus of the story, as well as revealing the back story of their past through heated dialogue. Their alien hostage proves to be far more dangerous and menacing than they ever expected. It seems that all horror films these days tend to inject ridiculous humor into their script. Altered stays on point, the serious tone remains throughout the entire film. This was a rare and welcome surprise. This film also manages to do something with its characters that I have rarely seen before. The characters that I really disliked in the first 20 minutes of the film I found myself having great sympathy for by the end. Such character development is very rare in low budget horror. The gore FX were excellent, and the makeup work was second to none. There's no doubt in my mind that this film will become an instant cult classic, if not already.
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