This full movie is about a grieving family must face down with beings from another world in this masterclass in scares on a small scale.
On November 1982 little Maddie Anderson goes missing. A year later, on the anniversary of her disappearance, her family gather to watch her memory online and remember her, having just had a memorial service minus a body. It’s obviously a sad time for all, but it’s made worse when strange lights appear in the sky and other members of the family begin to vanish.
Director Carl Strathie certainly knows how to play with his audience. He almost insidiously manoeuvres a story of a grief-stricken family dealing with tragedy into something bloodcurdling terrifying. The first contact is simply a solitary orange light moving through the trees, but it is its strangeness in movement that grabs the audiences attention. I myself found that i can free download and the hairs on the back of my arm stand up at this moment. The dread continues during the second contact, which now in the homestead, goes from flashing lights, dead phone lines and electrical disturbances, to a sudden silence and rooms bathed in yellow and blue lights of building intensity. The atmosphere is so oppressive that you can almost feel the light pulsating. The silence is broken by jarring footsteps, it is then that the viewer’s heart attack kicks in.