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Altered January 6, 2007

Posted by ujj in Dont watch, horror, LAN, Reviews.
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Nothing gets Altered in this film.

(photo courtesy Blogger News )

If you are mortal and have something to do with your time, better not waste it on this film. The single reason why I watched it is that its directed by Eduardo Sanchez, the person behind the Blair Witch Project. looks are deceptive, it seems so is the case with credentials. First of all why would a person like him work on a cliched theme as that of an alien_horror_film (which, as luck would have it,is hardly horror). Agreed its a theme that strikes a cord or two amongst thrill lovers, but then why a story that a thirteen year old kid exposed to the idea of alien abduction will come up with? Why Mr Sanchez? why?
Some scenes are simulating (I hope Im not being generous). The Alien is green and has a large head (remember signs) and has Predatory teeth, so not much work has been done on the Alien as well. In one of the scenes the alien pulls out the intestines of one person! like I said some scenes are simulating, the rest of the film is all gore no thrill. If you like horror films, try out the other films mentioned in this post, dont take up the duty to pay your homage to the death of the spirit of horror in this film and btw nothing gets altered in this film except your point of view about the director.

Life is too short to watch such films but anyways as I did watch it, I might as well tell you a little about the plot. The films starts with three men hunting an alien in the woods. They catch the Alien and take it to a strange house which strangely is in the middle of nowhere. Later we discover that the owner of the house, their friend, was abducted by an alien some years back and after the aliens did whatever they did with him, he was left in the woods. Now why would a man abducted by aliens build a place for himself far from civilization amidst trees and wild animals. While you think about, let me go ahead. One of the three people who caught it has had an old episode with the aliens too. His brother was killed by the aliens and his father thought that it was him who did it so he also has a thing or two against the green thing. He is adamant to kill it but the owner of the creep house warns him that doing this would bring the end of the whole human race ! (may be that alien was the president of the green land some galaxies away). Some rather ordinary things happen and a lot of people get killed.

The most interesting part of the film is its ending which shows you that all this time the owner of the house had the means to kill a large number of aliens in one go. Why he didnt do it in the beginning itself is something Im not delving on.