In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie (with zombies) and soon suspect it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disapearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in the town, and the local deputy and the friends try to uncover the truth-something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
I really knew little of this movie other than some sort of alien on earth movie and it was seen through the eyes of a group of friends making a movie set in the late seventies, it's a mixture of other movies like The Goonies, E.T., The Explorers etc......
It's well done and the period of time is well created, there are a few actors you will just about know but great performances from everyone especially the friends, the military are overbearing, aggressive and secretive while trying to deal with the situation (no surprise there!), the effects are good, the creatures are good, there's a little too much back story about loss and forgiveness but I got over it.
It's worth a watch but to me only once though!