Found Footage Lives in ‘Area 407’

“Following two teenagers flying from New York to Los Angeles on New Years Eve, a nightmare quickly begins when their plane hits extreme turbulence mid-flight. The relentless weather attack causes panic and terror amongst the passengers until the plane ultimately crashes in a remote government-testing area. The handful of survivors from the crash, bloody and disoriented, are then insistently pursued in the darkness by unknown predators that, unbeknownst to them, are part of the government’s top-secret Mesa Experiment.” That’s the line on IFC Films’ latest release, Area 407. For those of you who’ve feared that the found footage genre was slowing down (we know there’s at least one of you), you can rest easy. It’s not just about chasing Blair witches or suburban demons or kids with special powers, now it’s about plane crashes as well. Taking from a storyline that feels a lot like J.J. Abrams’ Lost, Area 407 charts the final days for a group of unfortunate travelers. 

To give you a better idea of what’s happening, the folks from IFC have compelled us to show you a clip from the film and the film’s trailer. So break out your shakey cams, keep an eye out for the Smoke Monster and enjoy a little taste of Area 407, in theaters and on-demand April 27. For more, visit

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Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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