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Area 51 (2015)

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Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.

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Oren Peli

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reid Warner Reid Warner ... Reid
Darrin Bragg Darrin Bragg ... Darrin
Ben Rovner ... Ben
Jelena Nik ... Jelena
Roy Abramsohn ... Jim Nelson
Frank Novak Frank Novak ... Frank Novak
Glenn Campbell ... Glenn Campbell
Conception West Conception West ... Little A'Le'Inn Waitress
James Decker James Decker ... Kooky Rachel Local
Patrick Sullivan Patrick Sullivan ... Lazar's Insider Security
David Thornsberry David Thornsberry ... Employee
Jenna Thornsberry Jenna Thornsberry ... Area 51 Employee's Wife
Amelia Thornsberry Amelia Thornsberry ... Employee Daughter
Wray Featherstone Wray Featherstone ... Reid's Dad
Sandra Staggs ... Reid's Mom
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Storyline

Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

51-es körzet See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The Las Vegas TV reporter George Knapp has an uncredited appearance in the beginning of the film. Knapp became known nationally in the late 1980s by reporting the story of Bob Lazar, who claimed to have worked on extraterrestrial UFOs at the secretive Area 51, S4 section. See more »

Goofs

When the undercover agent approaches them claiming to be a tourist, there is a chest-level "GoPro" shot with all three men in the frame, and no fourth man to film it. See more »

Quotes

Town local interviewee: Area 51, man. It's the 51st state.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene after the ending credits. See more »

Connections

References UFO Files: Area 51: Beyond Top Secret (2004) See more »

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Reid's Rap
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Performed by Reid Warner
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Peli's sophomore effort works
16 May 2015 | by victoryismineblastSee all my reviews

Oren Peli gave us Paranormal Activity way back in '07. I liked it a lot, and it kind of brought a new resurgence to the found footage genre which has exploded since then. Since then he has racked up a bunch of writing and producing credits but now finally 8 years later he has directed his second feature.

Area 51 begins like so many other found footage entries of late. A bunch of young adults with a camera film their partying, going to strip clubs, basically doing a bunch of young adult stuff.

But when they decide and plan to infiltrate Area 51, things get really interesting. Peli brings a lot of refreshing ideas to the table and in my opinion, totally delivers. The tension and suspense as these people infiltrate first the area, and then the actual facility is nailbiting. Once inside, we are treated to a non-stop ride of weirdness and all kinds of alien technology and other stuff I won't mention.

Definitely a must-see for found footage nuts like me and fans of sci-fi horror in general. There's a lot to like here. 8/10.


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