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Sightings Review: A Slow-Burn Sci-fi Screamer

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sightings 207x300 - Sightings Review: A Slow-Burn Sci-fi ScreamerStarring Kevin Sizemore, Dante Basco, Boo Arnold

Directed by Dallas Morgan


While the supply of alien sighting films will apparently never cease, it’s the idea that we need some of these movies to contain a bit of substance…well, Dallas Morgan’s Sightings is a step in the right direction for sure.

Recently retired small-town Sheriff Mayfield (Arnold) is now the lead suspect in the deaths of three young women whose hollowed out bodies were discovered on his ranch, oddly enough one day removed from his last day on the job. Faced with the reality of being a single dad, his daughter’s burgeoning journalism career would skyrocket with this news, especially if she was the one to cover the story – demented, isn’t it?

If the complications of a triple-homicide on your own lawn isn’t enough, it’s the friggin’ conspiracy theorists spinning their own stories about what may have happened – let’s see, we’ve got little green men, Bigfoot… Jimmy Hoffa, anyone? If the possibility exists of an other-worldly entity being responsible for these horrific slayings, I”d like to go out on a broken limb and say that they’re no match for the unforgiving vexations of a dysfunctional family.

The tempo is at a snail’s pace in this one, but it’s not an anchor to the storyline by any means – this is the best laid track for this particular vehicle, and if it’s something that you’re willing to contend with, it will pay off. The performances capture a wide variety of characteristics and emotions from the actors, so much that you’d feel like locking yourself in the bathroom if this family decided to hold a sit-down dinner.

Unfortunately the movie does lack the splashes and bangs of a larger-budgeted production, but it’s the overall theme and mood that will carry this one over the finish line. It’s not perfect, but these Sightings are a pretty nice boost to a sub-genre of “conspiracy” flicks that have grown a bit stagnant as of late – definitely worth a one-timer if you’re in the mood for a slow-burning, out-of-this-world sci-fi screamer.

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Summary

Sightings gives a pretty nice boost to a sub-genre of “conspiracy” flicks that have grown a bit stagnant as of late – definitely worth a one-timer if you’re in the mood for a slow-burning, out-of-this-world sci-fi screamer.

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