Bad Beard, Grant Films, USA, 2018
Director: Fred Grant
Writer: Fred Grant
Cast: Sam Schneider, Arielle Uppaluri, Gabrielle Sherman, Carlos Alfredo Jr., Daz Byard, Nancy Cooney, Tommy Lee Driver, Bradford Eckhart, Scott D. Gold, David M. Goldman, Douglas G. Jackson, Adam C. Lively, Jay R. Martinez, Ian McQueen, Taylor Mock, David Saucedo, Don Scribner, Berit Winkles, Eric Word
Carina has a traumatic experiance as an unknown man puts a gun to his head and blows his brains out outside her window in her backyard in the middle of the night. She claims to have seen two bodies, but when police arrive there is only one. Men in Black are taking over the investigation, but Detective Antony Barker won’t leave the case alone.
Carina and her husband John meets conspiracy theorists and UFO enthusiasts Desmond and Isabelle and decides to go with them and Desmonds cousin Logan on a camping trip to Area 51. There’s a lot of talking about different alien races and drinking beer around the bonfire and not very much happening.
They run into the standard agressive securityguards and somebody seems to be watching them. At night something crashes close to their base camp and Desmond runs off. The others follow but are attcked by someone or something.
The film takes a weird twist for the last ten minutes or so, witch I didn’t see coming. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to save the film.
There are som weird things going on in this film. For instance, if You’re in a parked car, You can still hear what people are saying 100 meters away. You can sneak up on someone in the middle of the night. He can’t se You coming even if You shine a flashlight at him from 3-5 meters. If I took a selfie and realised there was a UFO in the background, I would probably turn around and look at it IRL instead of continuing to look att it in the picture. And most weird… at abot 15 minutes John and Carina on their way to Area 51 passes a parked truck and I’m pretty sure Spider-man is behind the wheel!
Also the poster art has nothing what so ever to do with anything even remotely taking place in the film.
My verdict: 4 out of 10.