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Altered (2006)

Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.

Director:

Eduardo Sánchez

Writers:

Jamie Nash (screenplay), Jamie Nash (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Adam Kaufman ... Wyatt
Catherine Mangan ... Hope
Brad William Henke ... Duke
Michael C. Williams ... Otis (as Mike C. Williams)
Paul McCarthy-Boyington ... Cody
Misty Rosas ... Foki Scout
James Gammon ... Sheriff Henderson
Joe Unger ... Mr. Towne
John William Wright John William Wright ... Monger Warrior
Shea Elmore Shea Elmore ... Monger Warrior
Klaus Heesch Klaus Heesch ... Monger Warrior
Matt McCann Matt McCann ... Monger Warrior
Phil Stevenson Phil Stevenson ... Monger Warrior
Eduardo Sánchez ... Monger Warrior (as Ed Sanchez)
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After a chance encounter at the ages of fifteen with a terrifying alien race, Wyatt, Cody, Duke and Otis are scarred by the death of their friend. Released from experimentation by the creatures, they go their separate ways. Fifteen years later, Cody, Duke and Otis have re-united; ardent in that revenge is the path to take. Wyatt, however, has ultimately decided to live with the past and has chosen a normal life with his wife Hope. Entwined to the fate of Duke, Cody and Otis when they manage to track down and capture a lone alien, Wyatt and Hope are now thrust into a new world of terror as the horrifying abilities of the creature become known. From hypnotizing Hope with a mere glance into her eyes to infecting Cody with a seemingly transmogrification-bound alien virus, the creature is out to wreak havoc upon its captors in any and all of its devious and insidious means. With no more than a few hours to decide between releasing the creature and forfeiting their lives, and killing the ... Written by Soccerkid_217

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Alterado See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally planned as a horror/comedy with the title "Probed". See more »

Goofs

Despite the final massive explosion, which leveled the compound and upbraided a large area of land, the van survived untouched. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cody: [wielding harpoon] Let's do it!
Otis: Hey, I think we oughta wait a minute.
Duke: Don't go pussy on me.
[cocks his gun]
Otis: I'm not man, I just think...
Duke: Don't!
Otis: This is the stupidest goddamn thing I've ever done.
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Alabami Bound
Written by Josie Martens
Performed by Hindu Cowboys
Courtesy of Karma Ranch Records
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A surprisingly entertaining creature feature,
17 May 2010 | by Samiam3See all my reviews

Although it would be a stretch to call it original, Altered doesn't feel as derivative or as terribly schematic as so many similar features do. Bearing some occasional resemblance to Night of the Living Dead, with a touch of M. Night Shyamalan's Signs, and maybe a set up similar to John Carpenter's Vampires, director Edwardo Sanchez (who delivered the almost unforgettable Blair Witch Project) crafts a sufficiently effective creature feature, which may be silly, but doesn't feature a dull moment.

For seven years Cody, Duke, Otis and Wyatt have been hunting a mysterious race of Alien hominids which dwell in the shadows outside civilization. On the night that they capture a live one for the first time. They bring it home unconscious, but soon realize that they have made a big mistake. First of all, if they kill this creature, his buddies may declare war on humanity. If they don't kill it, the thing could escape and either brainwash or kill our heroes (the only ones who are even aware of the alien's existence)

Altered grabs your attention from scene one, and it maintains stability, but the climax isn't quite as solid as the rest of the film. The manner in which the last twenty minutes play out are the result of one coincidence or contrived moment following another. Of course it could have been worse. Sometimes these movie fall to pieces when trying to bring the stories to a conclusion. Some films don't even have a conclusion at all. (I won't give any names) I will say this for the climactic finale, The make-up job is sensation as we get to see the creature show us the full works, and the scene ends with a sensational wide shot of a spacecraft unlike anything I've seen since maybe Star Wars.

Altered concludes on a note which hints that there could be a sequel. One may doubt that something as small as this will see a follow-up movie, but lets not forget that even Uwe Boll's movies like Bloodrayne and Alone in the Dark (which most critics put on the worst films of the decade list) have somehow managed to get funding for even worse sequels. The point being, is that the idea of and Altered 2, doesn't sound so dumb, and considering that the film is surprisingly enjoyable, it might be interesting.


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