The Rendlesham UFO Incident
Release Date: 9 February
2014 | 15 | DVD
director Daniel Simpson didn’t resist production company demands to adopt the found- footage format. For beneath the tired tropes, there’s an interesting film struggling to get out here.
It takes inspiration from 1980’ s infamous UFO sightings in Rendlesham Forest, but fastforwards to the present day as three treasure hunters enter the spooky Suffolk wood, constantly squabbling before predictably getting lost. Danny Shayler’s Jake is so irritating you can’t wait for him to be eaten by bug- eyed aliens.
It concludes with some nifty CE3K- style pyrotechnics, and you can only wonder about what might’ve been if they’d left that bloody camera at home.
Making Of; deleted scenes; music video. Stephen Jewell