Aliens and alien abduction has been done a number of times during film. But many are quite familiar. Some say that the sub-genre needs a change or something to spice it up. DARK ENCOUNTER (2020) seems to try to mix it up a bit. Released through the festival circuit in 2019, the movie became generally available to all through VOD in Q1 of 2020.
DARK ENCOUNTER is filmed as a period piece. In 1982, eight year old Maisie disappeared. Returning home from errands, her parents find that she is gone and some things out of order. A year later, the Pennsylvania town has been torn apart with little to no information. However, on the one year anniversary of the disappearance, lights appear in the woods and something unexplained may help solve her disappearance.
Curiously, the movie was filmed entirely in the United Kingdom with all UK performers. Leading the cast is Laura Fraser, best known for her starring role in the later seasons of BREAKING BAD. Dark Discussions takes a look at this new science fiction film and gives their thoughts.