6.3/10
590
17 user 11 critic

The McPherson Tape (1989)

U.F.O. Abduction (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 1989
On a typical fall evening in 1983, a young man was videotaping his niece's 5th birthday party. As the night's strange occurrences took place, he kept his video camera running, recording the entire event.

Director:

Dean Alioto
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Tommy Giavocchini ... Eric Van Heese
Patrick Kelley ... Jason Van Heese
Shirly McCalla Shirly McCalla ... Ma Van Heese
Stacey Shulman Stacey Shulman ... Renee Reynolds
Christine Staples ... Jamie Van Heese
Laura Tomas Laura Tomas ... Michelle Van Heese
Dean Alioto ... Michael Van Heese
Kay Parten Kay Parten ... Alien Number 1
Ginny Klekker Ginny Klekker ... Alien Number 2 (as Ginny Kleker)
Rose Schneider Rose Schneider ... Alien Number 3
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a mysterious blackout, a son goes out to investigate and captures footage of actual aliens. When the aliens follow him and his brothers back to their home, all hell breaks loose.

Director: Dean Alioto
Stars: Benz Antoine, Kristian Ayre, Gillian Barber
Deadline (1980)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A popular horror writer whose family life is falling apart struggles to write his next horror movie.

Director: Mario Azzopardi
Stars: Stephen Young, Sharon Masters, Marvin Goldhar
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

Directors: Stefan Avalos, Lance Weiler
Stars: David Beard, Lance Weiler, Stefan Avalos
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An aging actress living in her Hollywood mansion with a retinue of elderly servants employs a new, mentally disturbed, personal assistant who schemes to takeover the large estate.

Director: Donald Wolfe
Stars: Miriam Hopkins, David Garfield, Gale Sondergaard
Blood Games (1990)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A team of softball players get lost in the woods after their bus breaks down. They get attacked, beaten, raped and murdered by some psychotic men. The women fight back with baseball bats ... See full summary »

Director: Tanya Rosenberg
Stars: Gregory Scott Cummins, Laura Albert, Lee Benton
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A widow invites thirteen guests to stay at her rural mansion. She reveals to them that she suspects whoever killed her husband must be one of them. Soon, they too are being murdered one by one.

Director: Javier Aguirre
Stars: Patty Shepard, Simón Andreu, José María Prada
Pale Blood (1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A vampire arrives in Los Angeles to investigate a recent series of murders which bear the hallmarks of vampire attacks. Wanting to track down the murderer, he hires a private investigator who herself is obsessed with vampire mythology.

Directors: V.V. Dachin Hsu, Michael W. Leighton
Stars: George Chakiris, Wings Hauser, Pamela Ludwig
Crime | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

During an outbreak of violent murders in the area targeting young women, a journalist searching for a female friend gone missing ends up in a villa owned by an eccentric photographer.

Director: Helia Colombo
Stars: Joseph Arkim, Francisco Cortéz, Richard Fielding
L.A. Wars (1994)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When the war on the streets becomes personal, no one is safe. Guzman, a small-time drug lord, takes on Giovanni, the biggest Mafia boss in L.A., igniting a war.

Directors: Tony Kandah, Martin Morris
Stars: Vince Murdocco, Mary E. Zilba, A.J. Stephans
Savage Dawn (1985)
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A vicious biker gang is intent on destroying a small town in Arizona. A war veteran visiting an old friend and a few locals with nothing to lose go to war with the gang's ruthless leader.

Director: Simon Nuchtern
Stars: George Kennedy, Richard Lynch, Karen Black
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Maverick indie filmmaker Al Adamson's real life was even crazier than one of the 30-plus sex 'n' schlock drive-in movies he made in the '60s and '70s.

Director: David Gregory
Stars: Al Adamson, Stevee Ashlock, John Bloom
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An introverted American student of Balkan descent travels to Yugoslavia as part of a school trip to witness an ancient pagan ritual, but the pagans hide a deadly secret.

Director: Jeff Kwitny
Stars: Mary Kohnert, Bo Svenson, Victoria Zinny
Edit

Storyline

On a typical fall evening in 1983, a young man was videotaping his niece's 5th birthday party. As the night's strange occurrences took place, he kept his video camera running, recording the entire event.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Some claim that before the U.F.O Abduction (1989) and its remake Alien Abduction: Incident at lake county (1998) that there was a unedited 6 hour film of the "true" tape which has been hidden away from the public eye or lost forever. However, this is merely an urban legend, as the film has been confirmed multiple times to have been a work of fiction made before the "Found Footage" genre was popular. See more »

Connections

Remade as Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998) See more »

User Reviews

The scariest thing i've ever seen
5 July 2001 | by dogpoocleanerSee all my reviews

If you ever need a good fright, definatly try and get a hold of the McPherson tapes. Very Blair Witch style in direction etc (and it was made before BWP). This is basically about a group of americans having thanksgiving dinner when Aliens attack the house. It's amazing. The acting is very amateur, but very real feeling, u can actually feel their fear. Definatly 10/10!


6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

UFO File 77 See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$6,500 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed