51 (film)

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51
51 Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jason Connery
Produced by Courtney Solomon
Written by Kenny Yakkel
Starring Bruce Boxleitner
Rachel Miner
Vanessa Branch
Jason London
and John Shea
Music by Ian Honeyman
Cinematography Yaron Levy
Edited by Andrew Bentler
Production
company
Distributed by Syfy
Release date
  • February 26, 2011 (2011-02-26)
Running time
90 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1 million[1]

51 is a 2011 American horror film that was directed by Jason Connery and is part of the After Dark Originals lineup.[2] The movie premiered on the SyFy Channel on February 26, 2011 and stars Bruce Boxleitner and John Shea.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

Political and public pressure coerces the government into allowing two well-known reporters and their assistants limited access to the ultra-secretive Area 51. The group consists of 20-year news veteran Sam Whitaker (John Shea); his camera-woman Mindy (Lena Clark); Claire Fallon (Vanessa Branch), an ambitious writer, journalist, and head of an acclaimed news blog called The Fact Zone; and her cameraman Kevin (Damon Lipari). The four tour the base and things go well for a while, but when one of the base's "occupants" attempts to liberate both himself and those of his fellow species, Area 51 changes from being a secured government facility to a place of horror.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Dread Central wrote a mixed review for 51, stating that they would "write this one off as being a bit better than average by Syfy standards but still below par by conventional standards".[5] HorrorNews.net also panned the movie, writing that it was "an interesting concept, with mediocre delivery, and a scare factor of zero. It is lazy film making at its worst, and it is easy to understand why the movie sat in the can so long (six years) prior to being released. It was not worth the wait."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 51 at Upcoming Horror Movies
  2. ^ "After Dark Originals: '51' Finds a Director, New Details on 'Banshee'". Bloody Disgusting!. 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  3. ^ "8 Questions to Die For: '51' Director Jason Connery". Bloody Disgusting!. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Jason Connery Says Too Much About 51?". Shock Till You Drop. 2010-12-30. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  5. ^ "Area 51 (2011) (review)". Dread Central. 2011-03-04. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  6. ^ "Film Review: Area 51 (2015)". HNN. 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 

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