One night in New Mexico, in the late 1950s, a switchboard operator and radio DJ discover a strange audio frequency which could change the future forever.


Andrew Patterson


Andrew Patterson (teleplay by) (as James Montague), Craig W. Sanger (teleplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sierra McCormick ... Fay Crocker
Jake Horowitz ... Everett Sloan
Gail Cronauer ... Mabel Blanche
Bruce Davis ... Billy (voice)
Cheyenne Barton ... Bertsie
Mark Banik ... Gerald
Gregory Peyton Gregory Peyton ... Benny Wade
Adam Dietrich Adam Dietrich ... Rodkey Oliver
Mallorie Rodak ... Susan Oliver
Mollie Milligan ... Marjorie Seward
Ingrid Fease ... Gretchen Hankins
Brandon Stewart ... Sam
Kirk Griffith ... Lon Stemmons
Nika Sage McKenna ... Daisy Oliver (as Nika McKenna)
Brett Brock ... Fred Seward


One night in New Mexico, in the late 1950s, a switchboard operator and radio DJ discover a strange audio frequency which could change the future forever.

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Empty locker rooms in the gym were used for sound stage space and duplicate versions of the switchboard set and the WOTW control room set were constructed there to allow for more controlled environments. See more »


Whilst it's strictly true that geographically the radio station would begin with a 'K' - as it's a fictional station the WOTW station is undoubtedly a homage to the best radio/aliens show ever produced.....War Of The Worlds. See more »


Grace: Who is this now?
Fay Crocker: It's Fay.
Grace: Oh. My lands. When I can't see a face my perception gets pickled.
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One of the best films I've seen lately
8 November 2020 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting this. I thought it will be some kind of low budget story about Roswell, New Mexico, probably badly acted and with a formulaic plot. It was none of that. In fact, I am amazed on how careful they were with the details, the acting, the production in general. It is a story of alien encounter, but slow burning, focusing on the characters and the era. Quite frankly, I was blown away. It might feel kind of slow, but get into its rhythm and you will not get disappointed. The only thing that bothered me, ever so slightly, was that there was not enough focus on the actors' faces, it kept them a bit obscured. I am sure it was by design and part of the atmosphere of the story, but I wish it were lighted differently.

Bottom line: if you like good sci-fi, people doing their best to build something beautiful and a film with meaning, watch this.

P.S. It might be difficult to get through the first 15 minutes, they use a lot of American jargon from the 50s, but don't worry, what they are saying is not relevant to the story at large, it's just setting things up.

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29 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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The Vast of Night See more »

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Texas, USA See more »

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GED Cinema See more »
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