As our film opens, a woman (Emily Perkins) on the run, is sucked out of a phone booth while on the phone to 9-1-1. Surveillance footage will show she was pulled up into the sky. Now five great looking young people are driving into these woods to spend some time at a cabin (..I love when that happens). Pot, loud music, and drink...and oh yes...pre-marital sex are planned. April (Brittany Allen) is planning to break up with Kyle (Freddie Stroma), and Kyle is planning to propose to her. Here come the ETs. Melanie (Melanie Papalia) and April accidentally come across Travis and his weed-farm. Travis is a pot-head/survivalist, convinced UFOs are here. Soon our quintet will know he speaks the truth. During an awkward pre-orgy (April has just rejected Kyle's proposal), a UFO arrives. The scared kids find a shotgun and April shoots one of the ETs. Don't fret, these aliens did not come to foster intergalactic understanding. On the run, Lex (Anja Savcic) is sucked up into a ship, sending our group running to Travis.
The acting is terrific, and so are the effects and gore for the budget in which this film was made. Director and writer Colin Minihan is ambitious and does not hold back. We do get to see inside the spaceship and witness an alien probing of one of the quintet, and it is horrifying. If you, like me, were put off by the corniness of "E.T." and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," then this film is for you. Available on Netflix, don't forget to watch the skies.