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The Device (2014)

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Two sisters discover a strange object of alien origin.


Jeremy Berg



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Cast overview:
Angela DiMarco ... Abby
David S. Hogan ... Calvin
Kate Alden ... Rebecca
Gabriel Congdon Gabriel Congdon ... The Visitor
Lorraine Montez ... Aunt Linda (voice)
Ben Andrews ... Dr. Lieberman
Morgen Johnson ... Vinny (scenes deleted)
Russell Hodgkinson ... Dr. Mora


Abby and Rebecca Powell haven't seen each other since a traumatic event in their youth ripped them apart. Reunited for the first time in over a decade, the sisters take a trip to spread their mother's ashes at a secluded lake. As the sisters reconnect and try to heal old wounds, something waits in the nearby woods. A strange object, not made by the hands of man, beckons them to it. As they begin to try and unlock its secrets, Abby is plagued by nightmares of an alien presence that seems all too real. Little do the sisters realize that this object is actually a device, one with a purpose too horrible to comprehend. As the events of the past and the present begin to merge, new discoveries will threaten to tear apart their newly reformed family, and the inhuman creators of the device will attempt to finish a terrible experiment begun years before. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

27 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шар See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Won the audience award at the 2014 Local Sightings Film Festival in Seattle, WA. See more »


References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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An interesting concept
29 May 2017 | by fairlesssamSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this move and would describe it as a sci-fi mystery thriller rather than a sci-fi horror.

Two sisters (Abby and Rebecca) who are reunited to scatter the ashes of their dead mother come across a heavy, solid metal sphere, about the size of a tennis ball, in the mud. They have gone to a family cabin near the woods where something bad had happened to Rebecca many years ago which resulted in her having a termination of a pregnancy. Rebecca is not happy about the sphere and thinks they should leave it where it is but Abby is excited about it and takes it back to the cabin to show her boyfriend Calvin.

Calvin becomes obsessed with the sphere, Abby starts have increasingly disturbing nightmares and Rebecca has a feeling of impending doom.

I really like the dynamics of the relationships between the sisters and Calvin. There is no flirting between sister and sisters boyfriend which is refreshing.

It's obvious that the sphere is alien but as a viewer of the movie the mystery as to what it is and what it does is intriguing. The effect it has on Calvin is also interesting.

Although this isn't a 'fantastic' movie and could have done with more depth and development it still rates as a pretty good mystery sci- fi.

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