Coming to DVD from directors Lucy Phillips, Glen Scantlebury and Entertainment One comes the fear we all have about being ABDUCTED.
This film tells the story of Jessica (Tessa Ferrer) and Dave (Trevor Morgan) one couple among many that have been abducted from Griffith Park. When they wake something has happened to them. On the back of their necks something has been inserted and people in full body suits are around.
When Jessica and Dave try to fight back and they are gassed. On one occasion Dave wakes up he has a surgical scar and Jessica is being given something intravenously. With sounds of growling, hissing, heavy breathing and red lights continually flashing, none of them know why they were taken or what their captors want.
They run into another couple Maria (Vivan Dugre) and Elliot (Aidan Park) who believe that aliens are responsible for the abduction. But Jessica and Dave fight hour by hour for their sanity attempting to be rescued.
When rescue doesn’t come it is time for self-preservation to kick in!
FINAL WORD: Ferrer as Jessica is a bad ass straight out. Taking every opportunity to get help or escape. Her main goal is to find Dave when they are separated, gather those who are still alive and get out. That is until ‘they’ slow her down.
Morgan as Dave does a really good job of keeping the tension alive, until ‘they’ slow him down too. I have to say here that I’m not sure I’d be as calm as this couple but playing hoop-bug does it for some folks in tense situations. It is nice to see humor in the midst of horror!
As other couples emerge the questions I was even wondering what the game plan of the ‘they’ were. How can you keep so many and no one know? That’s the great secret of the film, a secret you will have to see for yourself.
Other cast include: Emily Handley as Summer, Doug Haley as Justin, and Ross Thomas as Buzz.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give ABDUCTED three tubs of popcorn out of five. If you are having a scary movie night then this is one that should be on the top of the pile. It’s a little freaky, moments of humor, a head scratcher and just when you think you’ve got it all figured out – you don’t!
Personally I think the film will keep me out of dark public parks for a while. My only Debbie downer if you will was the scene where no one could see in the dark. It was a tad overplayed but doesn’t ruin it for me.
In the end – no warning, no reason, no escape!