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The Fourth Kind (2009)
Horror Movies & Sci-Fi Movies Database
04.07.08

The Fourth Kind (2009) 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. Modern-day, 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 began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. 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.

Movie Tagline:
There are four kinds of alien encounters. The fourth kind is abduction.

Title: Fourth Kind, The
Release Date: October 24, 2009
Runtime: 98 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA, UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for violent/disturbing images, some terror, thematic elements and brief sexuality.

Director(s):
Olatunde Osunsanmi

Cast:
Milla Jovovich ...Abbey Tyler
Will Patton ...Sheriff August
Hakeem Kae Kazim ...Awolowa Odusami
Corey Johnson ...Tommy Fisher
Enzo Cilenti ...Scott Stracinsky
Elias Koteas ...Abel Campos
Eric Loren ...Deputy Ryan
Mia McKenna Bruce ...Ashley Tyler
Raphael Coleman ...Ronnie Tyler
Daphne Alexander ...Theresa
Alisha Seaton ...Cindy Stracinski
Tyne Rafaeli ...Sarah Fisher
Pavel Stefanov ...Timothy Fisher
Kiera McMaster ...Joe Fisher
Sarah Houghton ...Jessica
Julian Vergov ...Will Tyler
yoan Karamfilov ...Ralph
Olatunde Osunsanmi ...Interviewer / Himself
Mike Straub ...Archive Deputy Ryan

Producer(s):
Paul Brooks
Joe Carnahan
Guy Danella
Michele Greco
Veselin Karadjov
Jeff Levine
Ioana Miller
Scott Niemeyer
David Pupkewitz
Terry Robbins
Jonathan Shore
Dylan Tarason
Norm Waitt

Writer(s):
Olatunde Osunsanmi
Olatunde Osunsanmi
Terry Robbins

Composer(s):
Atli Orvarsson




Trailer(s):
The Fourth Kind Horror Film Trailer 1
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More Movie Taglines:
  • There are four kinds of alien encounters. The fourth kind is abduction.
  • Based on the actual case studies.
  • They're coming November 6th
Movie Quote(s):
  • Abbey Tyler: I'm actress Milla Jovovich, and I will be portraying Dr. Abigail Tyler in The Fourth Kind. This film is a dramatization of events that occurred October 1st through the 9th of 2000, in the Northern Alaskan town of Nome. To better explain the events of this story, the director has included actual archived footage throughout the film. This footage was acquired from Nome psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler, who has personally documented over 65 hours of video and audio materials during the time of the incidents. To better protect their privacy, we have changed the names and professions of many of the people involved. Every dramatized scene in this movie is supported by either archived audio, video or as it was related by Dr. Tyler during extensive interviews with the director. In the end, what you believe is yours to decide. Please be advised, that some of what you're about to see is extremely disturbing.
Movie Trivia:
  • "The Fourth Kind," is a reference to scientist J. Allen Hynek's famous categories involving the sightings of UFOs. Close Encounters of the Third Kind also referred to this scale.
  • According to promotional materials from Universal, the film is framed around a psychologist named Abigail Tyler who interviewed traumatized patients in Nome. However Alaska state licensing examiner Jan Mays says she can't find records of an Abigail Tyler ever being licensed in any profession in Alaska. Ron Adler, CEO and director of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute and Denise Dillard, president of the Alaska Psychological Association say they've never heard of Abigail Tyler. Web sites for an "Alaska Psychiatry Journal" and "Alaska News Archive" containing references to Tyler were created by the film's producers, but were outed as hoaxes when it was discovered they were registered a month before the film's release and the purported author of one of the archived news articles stated she had never written it.
  • The movie's hoaxed interviews have angered the families of real missing persons in and around Nome, Alaska, for trivializing their loss. Melanie Edwards, Vice President of Kawerak Inc (an organization representing tribal peoples in Alaska) described the movie as "insensitive to family members of people who have gone missing in Nome over the years". Universal has refused to discuss the movie with that organization or with local journalists.
  • The real Nome is 51% native American, but there are no indigenous characters in the film (at least not stated to be).
  • The end credits do not include the usual "The events and persons depicted in this film are fictitious..." or "The film is based on the real events..." section.
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Keywords:
Alien, Abduction, Alaska, Disappearance, UFO  ...[more]


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