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Altered (2006)

Director:
Eduardo Sánchez
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Horror/Sci-Fi
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Altered
RUNNING TIME
88 minutes
Producer:
Robin Cowie
Gregg Hale
Screenwriter:
Jamie Nash


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Wyatt Adam Kaufman
Cody Paul McCarthy-Boyington ˝
Duke Brad William Henke ˝
Hope Catherine Mangan
Sheriff Henderson James Gammon ˝
Otis Mike C. Williams ˝

 

Review

Eduardo Sánchez, who was one half of the duo behind The Blair Witch Project, is back with his second feature, entitled Altered. The alteration which is implied in the title is of a familiarly alienish type in which nasty aliens abduct stupid American youngsters for some reason or the other. On a thematic level, Altered is a complete rip-off from nearly half a century of sci-fi/horror literature, but what Sánchez actually manages to accomplish here, after a badly acted and very unengaging intro, is a cleverly executed and surprisingly mind-based battle between the Adam Kaufman character and the quite fascinating alien life-form. Ultimately, the strength of Altered is the rather complex psychology of these aliens, which of course is hidden behind the film's all too conventional narrative structure.

Copyright © 10.11.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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