Milla Jovovich's The Fourth Kind is based on "actual case studies" from a group of mentally troubled patients in Alaska who've been stalked by aliens. Even though the new trailer's "documentary footage" looks deliberately fake, it's still creepy.
The film places reenacted footage side-by-side with "actual case footage" from doctor patient sessions with the alien abduction victims. You know it's true, because Milla says so in the beginning, so clearly that's enough for you and me, because when a famous person says something it becomes a fact. And yet not even Milla's sweet words can get us past the super stagey real life patient scenes. Is there a cover-up behind the cover-up? Would Milla lie to us?
Here's the official synopsis:
1n 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document ... until now.
Structured unlike any film before it, The Fourth Kind is a provocative thriller set in modern-day Nome, Alaska, where-mysteriously since the 1960s-a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered.
Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.
Using never-before-seen archival footage that is integrated into the film, The Fourth Kind exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film.