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Area 407 (2012)
"Tape 407" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  21 May 2012 (UK)
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Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators.

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The film opens with two teenagers flying from New York to Los Angeles on New Years Eve. Their nightmare begins when their plane hits extreme turbulence mid-flight. The relentless weather attack causes panic and terror amongst the passengers until the plane ultimately crashes in a remote government-testing area. The handful of survivors from the crash, bloody and disoriented, are then insistently pursued in the darkness by unknown predators that, unbeknownst to them, are part of the government's top-secret Mesa Experiment. Written by Anonymous

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The movie was shot in five days and all ad-libbed by the actors. See more »

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The blood on the so called survivors never dries, even after what they claim to have been over "4-5 hours". See more »

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Trish: Well, New York was a blast but now it's time to head home and start doing homework again.
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Fun Low Budget Thriller
28 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

I walked into "Area 407" with no expectations whatsoever. The poster looked cheap, the cast couldn't boast anyone, and the effects in the trailer looked lousy. But against my better judgement I tried it. The eight I give it is overrating but I feel it necessary to measure out these other reviews.

"Area 407" follows the passengers aboard a small jet. They include a little girl and her sister, an alcoholic businessman, a journalist, and an Air Marshall as the main characters. Suddenly the plane crashes into a middle of a desert-like area, killing several. The survivors are stalked by a series of mysterious animals who start to pick them off. When they discover that they are on a military base, with military men following them, they must band together to survive the night.

There's not much to complain about here. The film makes a few rookie mistakes, including the Air Marshall's mysterious accent that goes from American to Australian and back again, as well as paint-by-numbers characters who don't really inspire surprise from the audience. It gains it strength from not showing the monsters explicitly, and maintaining mystery throughout. The hand-held camera never got particularly annoying.

Not a bad low-budget thriller. I'd recommend it for a Saturday with nothing else planned.


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