For a relatively cheap movie with this subject, Skyline seems to be a hot topic even two years after its release.  Greg and Colin Strause financed this movie themselves, without any help from major studios in an effort to create a different kind of science fiction movie (I am sure that if any of the studios agreed that they would take the money). Featuring a cast mostly comprised of actors that appear in series (Dexter, Six Feet Under, Scrubs), Skyline shows us what actually might happen if the aliens attacked. People are generally selfish and when it comes to life and death situations they will, of course, choose the option to save themselves instead of their friend/girlfriend/… Not to mention that they did not go for the usual alien design, but actually created something original and this alone should make you check out this flick. Of course, it has its flaws, but they are too small to be a pain in the ass. What is inevitable is the comparison to Cloverfield and the very fact that you will not find the review for that movie on this site answers that question.

Jarrod and his girlfriend Elaine, are in Los Angeles to visit his old friend Terry and his wife. Of course, as it always happens when two old friends meet after a long time, Terry throws a big party in his awesome apartment with all the things that go with it. In the morning, along with a hangover they wake up to the most unusual sight they have ever seen, strange lights in the sky. Still not knowing what is going on, their friend Ray starts staring at the lights and then suddenly disappears. Now they realize that these lights are extraterrestrial origin and that they have to find a way to survive…

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause

Cast: Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, David Zayas, Donald Faison, Brittany Daniel, Neil Hopkins

Fun Facts: Filming only cost $500,000, while the digital effects cost an additional $10 million.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1564585/

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