I finally got my hands on Area 407, once known as Tape 407. Area 407 is one of those new found footage type horror movies that has people running around with video cameras. We get to see the action as if we are right there in the calamity. That being said, I really did feel like I was there in the film.
Area 407 is intense and immersive, it pulls you into the setting making you feel like you really are there running from the creature. The characters have personality, well enough that you feel remorse when one is gruesomely eaten by the creature. The creature lets off these horrible blood curdling sound effects that chill your blood down to the core.
The guy that everyone wants to hate is named Charlie, he played his character very well and I hated his guts in a good way. After the crash landing of the plane, everyone just sat there waiting. Watching one episode of Survivor Man could have helped them a bit. Area 407 had some great scary moments where the creature just grabs someone out of nowhere, no warning. I finally got to see the "Close the Door" clip in its entirety and it was great in context of the entire film. There is one point where there are two cameras and everyone is trying to remember the what they think the creature looked like. No one thinks to playback the cameras, funny. The ending was like a double whammy that you either expect one thing to happen but you get hit from both directions.
I liked Area 407 and think that it is one of the 2012 horror movies you should see.
After taking off on a flight from New York to Los Angeles on New Years Eve, the passengers of Flight 37A are soon sent into shock and alarm as the plane experiences severe turbulence. The relentless weather attack causes panic and terror amongst the passengers until the plane ultimately crashes in a remote government-testing reserve, AREA 407. Through footage captured by two teenage sisters, the accident and crash lead to further events that should not be viewed by the faint of heart. As they continue to film, it becomes apparent that the remaining survivors of Flight 37A may not survive the night.
Area 407 Trailer
Directed by Dale Fabrigar and Everette Wallin, AREA 407 stars Abigail Schrader, Samantha Lester, James Lyons, Melanie Lyons, Brendan Patrick Connor, Ken Garcia, Samantha Sloyan, Everette Wallin and Jude Gerard Prest. The film was written by Robert Shepyer.