Sunday Bloody Sunday Matinee: Sightings [Film]

Welcome to Day 22 of Trainwreck’d Society’s Month of Horror Showcase. Every day during the month of October, we will have a horror related interview and/or film review for your fright-filled reading pleasure! The set up will be the same as usual, but the topics will be far more terrifying. Enjoy!

“When former Sheriff and skeptic of the paranormal, Tom Mayfield (Boo Arnold), encounters three dead bodies on his TX ranch, he must enlist the help of his conspiracy-theorist brother-in-law (Rawn Erickson II), a local surveillance expert (Dante Basco), and a renowned cryptozoologist (Stephanie Drapeau), in order to uncover who or what is behind these mysterious events.While being pursued by the local detective (Kevin Sizemore) as a lead suspect for these deaths, Tom is forced to reconsider his preconceived ideas of what lies beyond our planet. Ultimately, he must mend the estranged relationship with his daughter (Tahlia Morgan) and come to grips with the truth of his missing wife (Tiffany Heath), as he discovers the importance of community in survival and the belief in the unseen.” – October Coast PR

To be quite honest, I wasn’t entirely sure about what I was getting into when I started Sightings. And now that I have completed a viewing, I honestly don’t know of a way to truly explain what I just watched without completely giving away EVERYTHING. I will say this though: Sightings is a brilliant film based around subjects that I normally could give two shits about. One of the subjects, as anyone could surmise, is about aliens. But the catch to it all is one that is going to blow your god damned minds. And guess what? It makes perfect sense while you are watching it! It’s only after you are done that the “Wait, what?” moments comes along. At least that is my personal opinion. This is a truly amazing production that was obviously done on a shoe-string budget, but also obviously employs some amazing talent in the visual department. I have to give a huge shout out to writer/director Dallas Morgan, as he did an amazing job. But it behooves me to mention that cinematographer Rocky Conly absolutely knocked it out the park, and made an indie thriller appear as though it were a 50 million dollar project. One can only hope that Morgan and Conly continue to work together, as the amount of quality material they could put out would be absolutely delightful!

And then there is the cast. As I have stated before, the cast can make or break a film. Well, thankfully while Sightings was visually stimulating, it also had a fine group of actors as well. So many props need to be given to Stephanie Drapeau who was amazing, and would have been great to see even more of in the film. And the same of for the great Dante Basco, who is an amazing actor who has done so much more than than what I consider to be Robin William’s WORST film of all time, known as Hook. That’s right folks, to get off topic but….Hook sucks. Just admit. Toss it with The Goonies and A Christmas Story as a batch of films that are only cool to say you like, but you know they are awful. Awful! Okay, end rant.

So as I have already stated, Sightings is brilliant and I could not recommend it highly enough. You are going love this film.

Sightings will be available for purchase on November 7th. Until then, check out the trailer here:

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