November 18, 2014 Hangar 10 (Movie Review)
Hangar 10 is a Found Footage style Horror Sci-Fi that was written and directed by Daniel Simpson (Spiderhole 2010) and was co-scripted by Adam Preston. It premiered in the United Kingdom on October 22nd, 2014 and was released on DVD in America on November 7th. When it was released in the UK, it was under the title The Rendlesham UFO Incident.
The film starts by playing the real audio from the famous Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident thirty three years ago. After the audio plays out, which consists of a conversation about a man spotting a UFO, we then cut to the present day where three metal detecting enthusiasts are going out to around the same location that it took place. They bring their cameras to document their finds out in the forest. While they are out there they eventually capture some incredible footage of what two of the three think is UFO footage while the other thinks it is something man-made and they are not suppose to have seen it and advises them to leave as soon as possible. Night falls on them and they are forced to camp. After some frightening noises in the darkness, their fear levels set to max, the sun rises and they make their way back to the car. From here on they are stalked by an alien presence and when they stumble onto the restricted and abandoned Hangar 10, they discover the secrets within.
The most impressive part of this film is the special effects that look too good to be in such a low budget, Found Footage film. The story really is mostly non existent and relies heavily on its cast which is only the three characters mentioned above; there is no one else in the film. The tension in the film is mostly built in the middle and then it fizzles out towards the end due to its focus on its CGI spaceships and lack of explanation of anything going on once they get to Hangar 10.The film is left completely up for interpretation and leaves the viewer wanting much more.
Hangar 10 is not bad, but it is not very good either. The quality of the actual film is very low which gives it that authentic feel like the footage really was shot on home video and recovered later. The acting from the three leads is pretty on par and sometimes better than expected. This should only be checked out by fans of alien conspiracy stories because it does address a famous incident and tries to expand on it. CrypticRock gives Hangar 10 2.5 out of 5 stars.