The Fourth Kind (2009)


About the film . . .

  • Plot summary: 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.

  • Release date: November 6, 2009 (US)

  • Watch the trailer at the official site: thefourthkind.net

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  • The Fourth Kind closed Screamfest LA 2009, running from October 16-25 at Graumman's Chinese Theatre.

  • From Sunday Herald (Scotland) August 16, 2009: "The Fourth Kind is set in Alaska in this very small town that has had a lot of attention from the FBI, because there's been a lot of disappearances and no one has been able to find out why. I play a young psychologist whose husband has killed himself. And with all these strange disappearances she thinks it might be aliens. It was interesting for me to see how a completely sane person, like this psychologist, could believe so sincerely that aliens are taking people. I thought that was fascinating." She smiles. "I myself don't believe in aliens."

  • From Milla's interview with ShockTillYouDrop.com (August 6, 2009): "It's based on a true story and it's a psychological thriller. It's really scary at times because you really feel the emotional breakdown of this woman and there's a lot of really strange disappearances that have going on in this small town in Alaska. She gets involved and in a sense loses her mind from everything. It was an interesting character to play just to be able to get in the mind frame of a totally normal person that could believe completely abnormal things because of trauma and stress."

  • Article from The Hollywood Reporter

  • Filming began June 2008 in Bulgaria [ article ]

  • 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.




Credits

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Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi
Written by Olatunde Osunsanmi

Cast (partial)
Milla Jovovich .... Dr. Abigail Tyler
Will Patton ....
Elias Koteas ....

Plot summary: A fact-based thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover-up. Milla plays a woman investigating the disappearances in the town.

Release date: November 6, 2009 (US)




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The Fourth Kind (2009)