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Phoenix Forgotten (2017)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 21 April 2017 (USA)
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20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

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Josh Bishop
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Ashley Foster
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Mark Abrams
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Steve
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Caroline
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Melissa
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Dan
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Luisa
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Jay Pirouznia ...
Private Investigator
Marc Marron ...
Phoenix Astronomical Society
Don Boyd ...
Phoenix Astronomical Society
Don Boyd ...
Phoenix Astronomical Society
Tony Duncan ...
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Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed.

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Based on Shocking Untold True Events

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for terror, peril and some language
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21 April 2017 (USA)  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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$1,816,499 (USA) (21 April 2017)

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$3,581,315 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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Even though the UFO sighting this film is based on is most famously known as the "Phoenix Lights" there were also sightings of the same lights in parts of Nevada, other parts of Arizona, and even some parts of Northern Mexico on March 13, 1997. See more »

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The video portions of this film are set in March, 1997. At one point, Ashley says how much she loved the movie "Contact," however, that film didn't open until July, 1997. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Phoenix Forgotten (2017) See more »

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The Blair Witch Copycat Project
22 April 2017 | by (Old London, New England) – See all my reviews

In the literary world, plagiarism can end a career - in the movie industry, it's just another way to fleece the public. The makers of 'Phoenix Forgotten' show off their cynicism and creative bankruptcy by churning out an anemic Sci-Fi version of 'The Blair Witch Project' without offering a single moment of originality or vitality.

In this lifeless re-tread, three teenagers disappear when they go hunting for UFOs after some lights are seen in the Arizona skies. Twenty years later, a documentary film-maker discovers a video tape which suggests what happened to them. The Blair Witch copycatting is shameless - a trio of high-schoolers are substituted for three college students - aliens in the Southwest desert stand in for a malevolent spirit in rural Maryland - invisible ETs moan spookily in the darkness instead of an unseen backwoods spook. Apart from these minor variations, the two films' plots and climaxes are uncannily similar as both threesomes get lost, bicker and panic in identical fashion. The second-rate acting, third-rate direction, fourth-rate script and fifth-rate shaky hand-held camera fakery of 'Phoenix Forgotten' are all inferior imitations of the original. The movie runs for 80 minutes, but feels a lot longer - and should be avoided at all costs.


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