Park Ranger Don Morgan is torn from his routine life, when he stumbles upon a UFO visitation in the arid, deserted Park Area where he resides. An inexplicable, bizarre power outage knocks ...
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Park Ranger Don Morgan is torn from his routine life, when he stumbles upon a UFO visitation in the arid, deserted Park Area where he resides. An inexplicable, bizarre power outage knocks out all electronics and communications, stranding a carload of hikers in the park, and downing a small plane. Searching for hydration in the blistering heat, Don must lead the survivors across an apparently abandoned Military Testing area (similar to "Area 51") called "ZONE-X". Is it the sun, dehydration, or is something else (a covert government mind control test or possibly aliens) playing tricks on their minds, confusing them with harrowing mirages? In order to end the extra-terrestrial's experiment on humanity, Don must summon newly found paranormal abilities and battle his arch rival "The Madman" (also stranded in the park) not to mention gigantic marauding creature monstrosities (cyborg spiders, flying beasts, huge reptiles) "created" by the Aliens.Written by
Thomas R. Dickens & Jeffrey B. Dickens
Please see this movie!!! Excellent! "Real" Science Fiction
This movie has everything! Drama, story, character development, motivation, great acting (Best of Award for David Burke at New York International Independent Film and Video Festival), as well as (Best Picture - Sci Fi), and Best Special Visual Effects (New York and Los Angeles).
It is a modern day "Cult Classic" like "It came from Outer Space" or "The Day the Earth Stood Still", or even the original "Outer Limits" or "Star Trek" series. Also a "survival film" as the cast must endure the real life harsh desert environment, while plagued with an alien attack.
It starts off with a certain energy as the story is set up, and grows to a fever pitch towards the end, with continuous surprises, and thrills. There is some campy comedy, and some real scares, as well as fantastic scenes.
It is also very thoughtful. This is not a "leave your brain at the door" bubblegum entertainment film. Yet it does also have plenty of action and fun. Afterwords, each episodic scene will spawn many discussions by the viewers.
There is so much to see, cram packed into this film, it will require several viewings.
Not since a Ray Harryhausen film has one person done so much work. This film is a perfect example of "the American Dream" as a very small crew did amazing amounts of work, and varied talents.
There are more CGI creature effects in this film than any Indie Film ever made, and there are nail biting suspense and action scenes.
It was shown in theaters in New York City, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Austin, Las Vegas to sold out shows.
Interviews were done on the Kevin Smith show, various radio shows, UFO Digest, and KCOR Restricted International Radio! Sure, it was done for a low budget, and can not and should not be compared with multi-million dollar films (with crews of thousands and the best of everything), as this is an indie film. But that is a huge part of it's appeal. It's "real". Not a Hollywood put on "business numbers" film. It is a story with passion, from the heart.
Many of the viewers of the film have said that the effects feel much more real and solid than at times even blockbuster films, and that the story and character development was also reminiscent of European films, so the film is far from shallow. They have become fans.
You will not be able to forget Aliens: Zone-X, and will be talking about it for a long time after viewing!
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