Alien Abduction: Incident In Lake County
Happy Thanksgiving! We dug deep into the bowels of the internet to find a little-known found footage movie with a fascinating pedigree. It all started 10 years earlier in 1989 with The McPherson Tape (aka U.F.O Abduction), which was lost to the world until it suddenly resurfaced within the UFO-tracking community as purportedly genuine evidence of a family’s alien encounter (it’s not).
Once TV news organizations got ahold of it 5 years later, director Dean Alioto was tasked with remaking it for Dick Clark Productions. It’s this 1998 version – just a year ahead of The Blair Witch Project – which showed on TV and fooled a generation of young viewers with some of their first exposure ever to found footage horror.
We ended up discussing both over Thanksgiving turkey this year. Dig into yours and enjoy this week’s find along with us!