Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Almost Human (2013)

A panicked Seth shows up at Mark and Jen's house stating their friend Rob disappeared on the way.  Seth is freaked out because  whatever took Rob followed him there.  Mark goes outside after being warned that something's out there and disappears in a beam of light.

Two years later, there are strange lights, power fluctuations, and weird happenings in town.  Seth thinks something bad is going to happen.  He's been having nosebleeds and strange dreams about Mark.  So he tracks down Jen.

Jen has been working at a local diner and is engaged to another man.  Her co-workers are alarmed to see Seth because when Mark originally disappeared, Seth was blamed by the authorities, but there wasn't enough evidence to charge him.  Seth tells Jen he thinks Mark is coming back.

In a nearby town, Mark appears in the woods, which is unfortunate since he's large and naked. After killing a couple of hunters, he starts trying to get back home, killing anyone who gets in his way.  Why is Mark back? Where has he been? Is he an alien?  What the hell is going on?

Overall it's an okay low budget movie, but the alien screeching sound is so annoying.  There has to be a middle ground between sounds that might be made in times of terror, while taking into account that no one wants to hear this repeatedly. It's not scary, just irritating.

The movie is set in the late 1980s and takes place in a rural Maine town, which I assume was in tribute to Stephen King. Also there's a gratuitous alien sex scene out of nowhere, which is gross.

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