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Silent Warnings
Silent Warnings
Actors: Stephen Baldwin, A.J. Buckley, Billy Zane, Callie De Fabry, David O'Donnell
Director: Christian McIntire
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2003     1hr 27min

No Description Available. Genre: Horror Rating: R Release Date: 26-AUG-2003 Media Type: DVD

     
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Actors: Stephen Baldwin, A.J. Buckley, Billy Zane, Callie De Fabry, David O'Donnell
Director: Christian McIntire
Creators: Christian McIntire, Boss Kelly, Carsten H.W. Lorenz, Dana Taprogge, Jeffery Beach, Phillip J. Roth, Stan Wertlieb, T.J. Sakasegawa, Bill Lundy, Kevin Gendreau
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Alien Invasion, Aliens, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/26/2003
Original Release Date: 05/03/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 05/03/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: French, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Creepy Cornfields
Joshua Koppel | Chicago, IL United States | 02/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This plays like an alternate version of Signs. A young man inherits a small farm when his cousin dies in an accident. Ha and a group of friends visit the farm in hopes of fixing it up and selling it. But what is going on in the cornfields?

Crop circles appear in the corn and noises are heard. Someone sees a figure. Then someone disappears. At this point things start to really get creepy. The dead cousin seems to have thought there were aliens in the corn and even claimed, on video, to have captured one. Could aliens be involved? Could they be something else?

While the exact nature and origin of the creatures is not definite at the end of the film, there is an adequate explanation. Like Signs there is a high level of creep factor in this movie with many things seeming to be just out of sight. There are some nice twists in the plot, and the ending, that help make the film feel original and fresh.

The only problems I had with the film was minor. The farm seemed to be just a house and some cornfields. There were no sheds, barns, silos or other buildings and a lack of farm equipment. This is explained in the extras as the house was built in the field just for the movie. But it is just a minor thing and not really a problem. The other was pounding a for sale sign in right in front of the house where it can not be seen from the road 1/4 mile away.

If you like creepy horror movies with heavy atmosphere or really liked Signs, you will probably like this one."
A Fine Movie
Ratspit | California, United States | 06/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Some people seem over critical (could we say, spoiled?) when it comes to this movie. Silent Warnings is a film that takes me back to some of the great smaller budged thrillers of the 80's that relied on a good story, slow building suspense, and explosive endings instead of flashy garbage all the way through. The cast is bright and talented and so is the crew. The discerning eye can tell a lot of love and fun when into the flick. I could nit pick at some things here and there sure, but it holds up well (even after repeated viewings). Don't expect a slam bang actioner on this one. It is a carefully written, character driven, suspense building story that eventually explodes into a dark ending. I think the film is a lot better done than others more higher budgeted in this category. Screw Signs. Another great entry into some of the greats, like Hanger 18, Capricorn One, The Arrival, Roswell (the 1994 tv movie) etc. It's by no means near as great as John Carpenters THE THING, but if like that kind of movie, you might like SILENT WARNINGS..."
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 08/02/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I have to admit that I enjoyed this much more than the bigger-budgeted SIGNS. At least SILENT WARNINGS remains coherent, and its cast of relative unknowns do pretty good. Name stars Stephen Baldwin and Billy Zane have little screen time; Baldwin as usual makes the best of it, and Zane as usual stinks. I don't know how he's had a career.
Anyway, the special effects are fine for a low budget movie; the director, Christian McIntire, manages to create an eerie and suspenseful mood, with some genuinely scary moments.
Overall, a fairly entertaining and diverting spooker."
Good movie, but just not for my taste
Ivan Antochiw | Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico | 10/03/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I think the title of this review says a lot. Silent Warnings is one of these movies that only fans of its genre like. Don't take me wrong. Despite it's a low budget film (given the amounts of money some blockbuster movies cost this years) they do a really nice work.

The movie is character-driven, and the plot circles around a group of six people played by little known or not known at all. They do a terrific job. The characters are very belivable and they really put you into the story. Stephen Baldwin appears in only the first 3 minutes of the movie and does an ok job. I believe they only hired him to sell the movie, but they couldn't afford a first-line actor for the whole movie.

The music is not great, but somehow they manage to create a good thriller-like mood and ambiance. The lightning is good, given the fact that all the action takes place in the dark. The special effects are ok, considering the low budget. The aliens are a little weird, but at least they're not cheesy.

The story is ok. There is not any background info about the aliens, their origin or their intentions, and the end of the movie is a little abrupt. The movie would have been much better if they had elaborated the story a little more.

Bottomline: This is a good movie, with a good direction, great cast and nice production. If you're a Sci-fi fan you will love it. If you don't like sci-fi movies a lot, you might find this movie only good for a rental in a rainy night or maybe you'll think it's just a waste of time."