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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.

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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 Eduardo Sánchez ... Monger Warrior (as Ed Sanchez)
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Storyline

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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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rogue Pictures,Haxan Films See more »
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Runtime:

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

When Wyatt is telling his friends to return the alien to the farm and Cody begins to get angry, there is a red dot from the camera on Wyatt's white tank-top. 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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Brilliant
20 December 2006 | by Mr SaxonSee all my reviews

'Altered' follows the capture of an extraterrestrial being by a group of men. We learn within the opening minutes that the creature is responsible for their abduction and torture - as well as the death of their friend - several years earlier.

The majority of the movie is contained within the residence of their reluctant friend Wyatt (played beautifully by Adam Kaufman who captures his character's grief and rage at the things done to him) where the group slowly begins to fall apart whilst the extraterrestrial begins to do everything it can to escape...

I hadn't heard of this film before I rented it and was pleasantly surprised to find that, even with a small budget, this was a tense (due to most events taking place in one location) and very well written little movie that kept my attention throughout. The creature effects especially were well done and managed to convey how dangerous and frightening the extraterrestrial was.

I'd recommend this to other horror fans as a shining example of how smaller budget horror movies can sometimes be far more effective than multimillion dollar blockbuster horrors dripping in overcooked CGI and underwritten characters!


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