I only heard about “The Fourth Kind” today and I got really, really excited because I thought we were finally going to get the Richard Kind biopic we’ve all been waiting for. But no, instead we have what looks like an “X-Files” episode but there’s no Mulder or Scully. Of course, with alien abduction, “The X-Files” couldn’t come within 100 feet without lugging the show’s convoluted mythology.
Instead, you can learn to fear not only aliens but “recorded interviews” and owls by hitting the jump and checking out the trailer along with a brief synopsis. “The Fourth Kind” hits theatres on November 6th.
To see the trailer in hi-res, click here to go to Hulu.
For those just tuning in (myself included), here’s the synopsis:
In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document…until now.
Structured unlike any film before it, The Fourth Kind is a provocative thriller set in modern-day Nome, Alaska, where-mysteriously since the 1960s-a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered.
Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.
Using never-before-seen archival footage that is integrated into the film, The Fourth Kind exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film.