SPOILER: In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.Written by
The train crash was largely improvised - there was no set storyboard for this key event in the film. See more »
The sheriff's deputies were all wearing semi-automatic pistols. In 1979 (the year the movie takes place) revolvers were by far the most common side arm of American law enforcement. While there are rare examples of law enforcement carrying semi-auto pistols during the 70s (the Illionois State Police adopted the Smith and Wesson model 39 in 1968), it was the mid to late 80s before semi-auto pistols became widely used, especially among smaller, rural agencies. Some agencies did allow for officers to carry personal sidearms, including the semi-auto pistols of the day, and you might see an occasional officer doing so, but this would not account for every deputy of a small, rural agency carrying them. See more »
Several other reviewers have aptly said what all I want to say about this pathetic excuse of a movie. The movie is boring, stupid & an utter thrash. Why SS would associate himself with it, we might never know.
The story meanders along slowly. The scenes are SUPER clichéd. You just know whats going to happen next. Majority of the film is in dark. Its annoying just like the other one produced by JJ, Cloverfield. The monster is always in the dark & we only get to see its glimpses & when we do its so frickin ugly that that in itself is a huge turn-off.
I don't know what people see in such stupid film-making that the rating goes 8+. I hope it will settle around a number that it truly deserves.
This isn't homage to Spielberg. Its an insult. SS classics not only had a good story & great direction but the monsters/aliens/dinosaurs were also "visible" in broad day light. Shooting in dark with few cut scenes of the "selling-point" of your movie is worst kind of film-making.
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