Dread Central Movie Review - Alien Abduction


The title may be generic, the trope may be overused, but Matty Beckerman’s debut Alien Abduction takes found footage to new heights. Literally. Inspired by a true case of an autistic child who used a video camera to perceive and communicate with the real world, Beckerman and company took that idea and created the character of Riley Morris - a high-functioning autistic pre-teen constantly filming his entire family as they embark on a camping trip along the back roads of Brown Mountain, North Carolina. Because of Riley’s condition, there’s a legitimate reason for the camera to remain on even during the more harrowing moments when any sane person would stop shooting and start running.

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