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Night Skies (2007)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  23 January 2007 (USA)
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On March 13th, 1997 one of the largest UFO sightings ever recorded took place across the southwestern United States. The event became known as the 'Phoenix Lights' and was witnessed by ... See full summary »

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On March 13th, 1997 one of the largest UFO sightings ever recorded took place across the southwestern United States. The event became known as the 'Phoenix Lights' and was witnessed by community leaders, members of law enforcement, as well as thousands of everyday citizens. This true story, based on transcripts from actual hypnosis-therapy sessions, finally reveals what happened after the infamous incident ended and how six people, stranded by chance on a forgotten road, encountered more than just lights in the sky. Written by Anonymous

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According to a representative of Ring Leader Studios, there are 200 special effects shots in the film. See more »

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After Lilly gets off the RV to talk to Richard and Molly, you can see her arms switching between shots from being crossed to being stretched down with her hands inside in her pockets. See more »

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Journalist: Senator, ah an attorney named Peter Gerston has filed suit in Arizona, uh, alleging that there's a cover-up regarding UFOs, and there has been for dozens of years, and millions of people have seen these objects in the sky, and the military continues to deny that anything's going on. Is that an area that's of interest to you at all?
John McCain: It's always of great interest to me. I think it's, I think it's uh of great interest. I would point out to you that there was once a case, a couple of ...
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Not bad, would have been better as as Movie of the Week
5 January 2012 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Some angry reviewers are really slamming this movie, but it's not as bad as they rant about. At first, it feels like the acting is mediocre at best - you know, young pretty people taking a back road they shouldn't be on, and trying to be funny and emotional, that type of thing. It does keep getting better, though, but still feels like a movie of the week, which somehow makes it better (lower expectations).

What keeps it looking low budget is a combination of: the choice of camera angles and editing (textbook stuff here, but too plain for a thriller), the TV-style slow motion effects and some of the dialogue. It is riddled with horror movie clichés as well (a couple of clever reveals and jump scares, etc).

I was going to pull the rip cord at about 20 minutes, but kept watching because it was late at night. At 30 minutes, I decided that I crossed the Rubicon and watched the whole thing. You have to watch the last act!

Summary - a low-budget, clean-looking, cliché-ridden, movie-of-the-week style movie, with some good visual effects, which gets better during the last half and has an interesting final act.


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