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Area 51 (2015)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  15 May 2015 (USA)
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Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.

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Reid
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Darrin
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Ben
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Jelena
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Jim Nelson
Frank Novak ...
Frank Novak
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Glenn Campbell
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Little A'Le'Inn Waitress
James Decker ...
Kooky Rachel Local
Patrick Sullivan ...
Lazar's Insider Security
David Thornsberry ...
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Jenna Thornsberry ...
Area 51 Employee's Wife
Amelia Thornsberry ...
Employee Daughter
Wray Featherstone ...
Reid's Dad
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Reid's Mom
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Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.

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Rated R for language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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The 4 Main Characters all use their actual first names, for example, Reid Warner plays as Reid in the movie and same goes for Jellena Nik as Jellena. See more »

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Town local interviewee: Area 51, man. It's the 51st state.
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Peli's sophomore effort works
16 May 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Oren Peli gave us Paranormal Activity way back in '07. I liked it a lot, and it kind of brought a new resurgence to the found footage genre which has exploded since then. Since then he has racked up a bunch of writing and producing credits but now finally 8 years later he has directed his second feature.

Area 51 begins like so many other found footage entries of late. A bunch of young adults with a camera film their partying, going to strip clubs, basically doing a bunch of young adult stuff.

But when they decide and plan to infiltrate Area 51, things get really interesting. Peli brings a lot of refreshing ideas to the table and in my opinion, totally delivers. The tension and suspense as these people infiltrate first the area, and then the actual facility is nailbiting. Once inside, we are treated to a non-stop ride of weirdness and all kinds of alien technology and other stuff I won't mention.

Definitely a must-see for found footage nuts like me and fans of sci-fi horror in general. There's a lot to like here. 8/10.


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