Through a late night conspiracy broadcast, a frantic caller claims human beings from the future are living on the moon, controlling our every action. His call is cut short, but when a box of unusual materials arrives at the radio station several days later, filmmakers Matt and Sonny become involved and pursue the story, following the lead and chasing a set of hidden coordinates deep into Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin. An enormous and dark underground facility reveals there may be more truth to the caller's story than believed, and quickly entangles the filmmakers in uncovering a history that was meant to be long forgotten. They narrowly escape with one unusual artifact, but soon find themselves in a threatening encounter with the bizarre and reclusive Church of Lunology, an organization very dedicated to keeping their mysterious secrets, and silencing anyone who stands in their way. Now hunted and on the run, they flee their homes only to encounter David James, a man who claims to ... Written by
Though the last thing the world needs is another documentary-style piece of science fiction, this one is at least stylistically interesting, and doesn't follow the Blair-Witch-found-footage formula by rote. Which is not to say it follows a coherent plot, because this has to be one of the most confusing premises ever to emerge from a script-writers drug-addled mind. Layers of nonsense science are whipped into a frothy, illogical conspiracy story that's entertaining, so long as you don't try to make sense of the mystery, much less the contrived notions of cause and effect. On the plus side, the acting is mostly top-notch, and the photography and editing would make a really artful documentary, in the real world. Also, the obvious parody of Scientology
the "Church of Lunology"- includes some wry equivalents to L. Ron
Hubbard and David Miscavige.
All in all, it could have been a much better movie.
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