FIRST CONTACT (2023) Reviews of Bruce Wemple sci-fi horror

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‘Something evil is here’
First Contact is a 2023 American sci-fi horror film about two siblings who investigate their late scientist father’s research.

Written and directed by Bruce Wemple (Dawn of the Beast; The RetreatMonstrousLake ArtifactAltered Hours). Executive produced by Cole Payne.

The 377 Films-Traverse Terror co-production stars Anna Shields, James Liddell, Chris Cimperman, Caitlin Duffy, Paul Kandarian, Michael L. Parker, Grant Schumacher, Zachary Seekins and LeJon Woods.


Two estranged adult siblings, Casey and Dan, travel to their late scientist father’s farmhouse to make sense of his incomplete work. They soon learn that their father’s work was far more dangerous than they could ever imagine: an evil entity, buried in time and space for millions of years, has been released and has begun wreaking havoc on the locals.


One by one, dead bodies begin to pile up. Now, Dan and Casey must figure out the secrets of this extra-dimensional monster before it’s too late…


“Like most of Wemple’s films, the effects in First Contact are practical whenever possible. Kevin’s transformation is done in an effective if fairly simple manner. […] attempts at creating its own lore really don’t pan out here. Fortunately, there’s enough going on and followed through with to allow it to work as a low-budget sci-fi/horror film.” Voices from the Balcony


In the US, First Contact will be released on Digital and DVD by Uncork’d Entertainment on June 6, 2023.

Keith Leopard, President of Uncork’d Entertainment enthused: “Bruce Wemple’s latest film has it all – a strong script, incredible effects, terrific performances, and brilliant direction. After a such strong response at Panic Fest, we expect the film to do very well when we release it in June.”

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Cast and characters:
Anna Shields … Casey Bradach
James Liddell … Dan Bradach
Chris Cimperman … Kevin
Caitlin Duffy … Jamie
Paul Kandarian … Doctor Ian Bradach
Michael L. Parker … Davis Mason
Grant Schumacher … Zach
Zachary Seekins … Jason
LeJon Woods … Danny

Technical specs:
1 hour 29 minutes

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