The Alpha Test – USA, 2020 – overview and reviews

 

The Alpha Test is a 2020 American science fiction action horror feature film about a family robot with artificial intelligence that goes on a rampage.

Written, co-produced, photographed, edited and directed by Aaron Mirtes (Ouija Craft; American Hunt; Curse of the Nun; Clowntergeist), the movie stars Wynn Reichert, Brad Belemjian, Alice Raver, Bella Martin and Rae Hunt.

Plot:

A suburban family drives their new gadget, The Alpha Home Assistant, to a killing rampage after mistreating and abusing it, leading to a full A.I. uprising…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“This movie is very influenced by Ex Machina, except that the robot here is so frightening looking that I’d never allow it a block from my house, much less inside it.” B&S About Movies

” …in some ways, it’s a bleak look at what could well become reality in a nightmarish world where A.I eclipses the human race. Behind the struggles between man and machine, it’s all about heart and humanity. About dealing with emotion and understanding what it means to be someone – or something –  in a world that finds it easy to step on the little people.” Flickering Myth

“Unfortunately, the low budget means we don’t get to see much beyond spraying blood. The design of Alpha, humanoid female with a face the resembles Mechanical Animals era Marilyn Manson just adds to the creepiness of these scenes. Even if the final twist isn’t much of a surprise, The Alpha Test is an effective piece of sci-fi/horror.” Voices from the Balcony

Release:

The Alpha Test will be available on March 10, 2020, from High Octane Pictures.

Cast and characters:

  • Wynn Reichert … Rob
  • Brad Belemjian … JD
  • Alice Raver … Mimi
  • Bella Martin … Lily
  • Mack Bayda … Neighbour
  • David Ditmore … Liquor Store Snob
  • Rae Hunt … Alpha
  • Deborah Seidel … TBC

Trivia:

The movie’s working title was The Alpha Project

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