UFO Abduction (film)

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UFO Abduction
Produced byDean Alioto
Written byDean Alioto
Screenplay byDean Alioto
Production
company
IndieSyndicate Productions
Distributed byAxiom Films
Release date
1989
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Budget$6,500.00 US

UFO Abduction[1] is a 1989 found footage/thriller film.

Production[edit]

UFO Abduction was written, directed, filmed, and produced by Dean Alioto, through IndieSyndicate Productions.[2][3] The film presented as found footage, similar to 1999's The Blair Witch Project, which presents the final recordings and last known whereabouts of a Connecticut family named the Van Heeses just before they are abducted by extraterrestrials.[4] Dean Alioto produced the no budget film using $6,500.00 from the company IndieSyndicate Productions.[5]

Release[edit]

The film had a limited release through Axiom Films. Created to appear as a genuine 1983 home video recording, the film is widely believed (erroneously) by Axiom Films, to depict a real alien abduction of a Connecticut family named "the McPhersons" as they celebrate their relative's 5th birthday.[4] The original master and artwork for UFO Abduction were destroyed in a warehouse fire at the distribution company, precluding the film's wide-release on video.[6]

Remake[edit]

Dean Alioto and Paul Chitlik remade UFO Abduction in 1998, with a larger budget and professional actors, into Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County. Dean Alioto has since discussed his two films.[3]

Cast[edit]

The Van Heese family and aliens:[4]

  • Tommy Giavocchini as Eric Van Heese
  • Patrick Kelley as Jason Van Heese
  • Shirly McCalla as Ma Van Heese
  • Stacey Shulman as Renee Reynolds
  • Christine Staples as Jamie Van Heese
  • Laura Tomas as Michelle Van Heese (the birthday girl)
  • Dean Alioto as Michael Van Heese (cinematographer)
  • Kay Parten as Alien 1
  • Ginny Kleker as Alien 2
  • Rose Schneider as Alien 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ UFO Abduction is the official title of The McPherson Tape, according to the United States Copyright Office
  2. ^ "Copyright Catalog (1978 to present): UFO Abduction". Cocatalog.loc.gov. 1990-03-05. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  3. ^ a b "3B Theater: CultTV: Tube Oddities: The True Story of Alien Abduction - Incident in Lake County!". Badmovieplanet.com. 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  4. ^ a b c UFO Abduction (VHS). Vidatron Entertainment Group. 1989.
  5. ^ UFO Abduction (VHS). Vidatron Entertainment Group. 1989.
  6. ^ "Dean Alioto: The McPherson Tape, UFO Abduction, and Alien Abduction [Part 1] - Found Footage Critic". Found Footage Critic. 2016-10-02. Retrieved 2016-10-11.

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