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Dark Encounter (2019)

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8 y.o. Maisie went missing in 1982 and a memorial is held a year later. That evening, strange lights, sounds etc. are observed in the woods outside. Aliens.

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Carl Strathie

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Carl Strathie
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Credited cast:
Laura Fraser ... Olivia
Mel Raido ... Ray
Sid Phoenix ... Billy
Grant Masters ... Kenneth
Spike White ... Noah
Alice Lowe ... Arlene
Nicholas Pinnock ... Sheriff Reese Jordan
Vincent Regan ... Morgan
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Sean Knopp ... Deputy Miles
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A year after the mysterious disappearance of an 8 year-old girl, we meet her grieving family as they return home from her memorial service in their small town. Later that evening, strange lights appear in the nearby forest and the family is exposed to an inexplicably strange phenomenon that rattles them to the core. The origin of the lights appear to be visitors from another world that seemingly terrorize the family.

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24 October 2019 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

The Encounter See more »

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$4,672
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Goldfinch, Strathie Film See more »
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2.39:1
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Much better than Rating Suggests. Think Signs meets Fire In Sky
3 November 2019 | by flyroundeeSee all my reviews

For a film with a modest budget, it doesn't look it. The production value is excellent all around and nails the early 80's aesthetic without trying to be trendy. It has the look of Close Encounters but with more of a Fire In The Sky feel crossed with Shyamalan's Signs considering it's twisty and character driven plot that comes forth as the events move along. Highly recommend for fans of the films I mentioned above, or of The X-Files, though this film does bring something slightly new and different as a whole when it reaches its third act. Don't go in expecting a blockbuster, but an intimate, at times creepy, wholly entertaining film about a family and a dark encounter that almost tears them all apart. Worth your time in my books.


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