Area 51 Poster

Release Date: May 15th, 2015

DVD Release Date: September 20th, 2011

R|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Obsessed with UFOs, a man (Reid Warner) and two friends find evidence of an alien presence at Area 51 in Nevada.

Cast: Reid Warner, Ben Rovner, Jelena Nik, Darrin Bragg, Sandra Staggs, Glenn Campbell, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Jennefer Ludwigsen

Director: Oren Peli

Genres: Thriller, Science fiction, Mystery

Distributors: Paramount Insurge

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Tedious, visually unsatisfying, poorly acted and narratively disjointed, Area 51 is a textbook example of directorial sophomore slump. show more

  • To be fair, the slow burn does eventually catch fire and there’s lots of screaming and heavy breathing and dark tunnels and running and what-not. The relatively tense final half-hour is clearly the reason that very smart producer Jason Blum thought this would be a solid follow-up to “Paranormal Activity.” It’s that first hour that is the reason it took six years to (barely) get released. show more

  • Area 51 is everything that's wrong with not only found footage films, but also weak-minded sci-fi thrillers that think crazed talking heads and fuzzy shadows are scary enough. show more

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