Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Wicksboro Incident|
Actors: Bobby Harwell, Dan Brinkle, Kyle Nudo, David A. Arnold, Carolyn Mejia
Director: Richard Lowry
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Documentary, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Vanguard Cinema Release Date: 07/27/2004 Run time: 74 minutes Rating: Nr
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Almost Gave Up 1 Minute In. 95 out of 100
Wisconsin Dad | Wisconsin United States | 08/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My wife and I popped this "movie" in this past weekend. I was hoping for a good old fashioned X-filesian alien fright, and my wife just wanted some veg-time before bed. We had no idea it was in documentary format, and after a minute we both said, "What is this junk!?! Turn it off!"
So we did. I turned it off and told her to take it back to the video store.
The next day I came to Amazon and read the reviews. One said that the Wicksboro Incident was quite scary. So...I got on the phone to my wife and asked her not to return the movie just yet.
The Wicksboro Incident is a movie that plays as a documentary. It is in the style of the Blair Witch, but much more raw and believable as a documentary.
An interviewer and a cameraman set out to talk to a scientist; one who claims to have a device that proves aliens are among us. The only problem is that the scientist is rather flaky, and has a love of the drink. At one point he exits a store with 5 bottles of wine in tow.
Anywho, in documenting the scientist's story, the 3 men are taken on a chilling ride that will have you engrossed.
I found the acting in the Wicksboro Incident to be marvelous. I kept waiting for it to fall apart or get hokey, but it never did. The actors are highly believable. If they wouldn't have been, this style of story would have crumbled in seconds into a joke.
The second half is quite scary, especially the ending 10 minutes. There is one particular scene where something happens to the scientist that nearly threw me from my chair. I can't say that any scene from a horror movie shocked me more that that one. I never saw the fright coming, and the way it happened and was filmed was brilliant!
All in all I highly recommend the Wicksboro Incident to fans of sci-fi, and to those who want a good fright. But please, give it a chance. It isn't a long movie and starts out slow. It starts slow so you can't see the chills that are coming. Don't watch it if you aren't willing to watch it all; you will be disappointed.
I have now added the Wicksboro Incident to my Amazon Wishlist and will be buying it shortly. It is a wonderful, well-acted and directed addition to any sci-fi fan's collection. Move over Blair Witch. This is one of my favorites this year.
Total Score (out of 100) = 95
47 (out of 50). Enjoyment. A rating based on my overall enjoyment of the film.
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10 (out of 10). Immersion. Did the movie suck me into the story?
9 (out of 10). Intangibles. Special effects. Movie pace. Is the movie forgettable, or something you will talk about and remember for weeks? Years?
10 (out of 10). Must see. Is this movie worth seeing/renting?
9 (out of 10). Must buy. Is this movie a must buy/purchase?"
Neat little film; starts slow, but ends well...
Nathan Semonik | Worcester, MA | 03/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I picked ths movie out, purely on the plot synposis offered by Amazon.com, and hadn't heard anything about it at all. So it was a sort of unknown quantity once it arrived, and I wasn't teribly keen on watching it.But once I finally did, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I for one, hated Blair Witch Project, simply because the ending left alot to be desired, based on all the build-up of first parts of the film. But this film seems to have the opposite effect; rather than starting big and ending shamefully, The Wicksboro Incident starts slow and somewhat weak, then the last fifteen minutes it grabs you and takes you for a ride.Succinctly speaking, this movie is a Blair Witch [imitation]. Two amateur filmmakers start off with an interview with an old Texan who reveals he was employed by the government, inventing some sort of 'Alpha-wave' detector, which has the unfortunate side-effect of revealing aliens among us, in human guise. The entire town of Wicksboro is wiped from the face of the earth; people, buldings and all. But Lloyd is spared from that fate by chance, and gets away. Fifty or so years later, he takes these two young filmmakers back to the supposed town of Wicksboro (which doesn't exist on any map), where the do some snooping, and unfortunately run afoul of the government, who begins to chase them through the desert countryside of Texas (actually, Palmdale CA)I will admit the film suffers from the shaky-cam syndrome that Blair Witch had, and many scenes are so dark, you have no idea what you're supposed to be looking at. But keep with it until the end, and you won't be disappointed."
Slow start, but pulls you in and won't let go!
Jennifer | New Jersey, USA | 12/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie I rented from Netflix becasue it sounded interesting. My husband and I are movie buffs, but he didn't seem too interested in watching it. So I watched it by myself, and was blown away. That night I told him he had to watch it, so he said ok, and he was blown away too!
You have to look around the way it was made, obviously it was a cheaply done indie film with a small budget, but let me tell you, that is the only thing that is small about it. It's a documentery type film, shot a la "Blair Witch" but the story and acting is MUCH better, especially the Scientist, he was so believeable.
If you watch this movie, don't turn it off, let it run, and you will get a pleasant surprise!"