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Review: ‘Attack of the Unknown’ Really Hits the Mark on the Idea of Fun B-Movies



Review: 'Attack of the Unknown' Really Hits the Mark on the Idea of Fun B-Movies

As some of my readers may know I am always interested to look into every nook and cranny of the horror genre no matter the sub-genre it identifies as, psychological, artistic, slasher, you name it. Of course with this, the ever beloved classic sci-fi is no different.

I was given the wonderful opportunity to check out the new film from producer Sonny Mahal, Attack of the Unknown and who would I be to turn down a screening of a fun sci-fi horror from some nice indie folks. So without further ado lets unpack the indie sci-fi blast that is Attack of the Unknown.

This film really hits the mark on the idea of fun B-movies. It felt like the classic popcorn flick you’d see with a date to a summer blockbuster. The wide landscaping of a city in distress really brought you in view of a world facing horrors from beyond space, and the plot following a special ops group trying to detain an up and coming crime boss when all hell breaks loose just feels right out of an old school action flick.

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There isn’t too much I can say without going super into details and spoiling things for those who haven’t caught this one yet but I will say, the big standout here is the effects and acting. Everyone really brings it to the character keeping you in this world until the credits roll. The effects were a solid mix of CGI and practical effects. Some of the CGI was a tad noticeable, but that isn’t much to worry about when actual alien suits are made practically for the titular “unknown” visitors.

The film overall is a really fun ride and reminiscent of the traditional summer blockbuster with a niche indie feel that’s hard to find in the sci-fi/action/horror arena. So if you like the sound of that, check out Attack of the Unknown.

Attack of the Unknown is available on all major VOD platforms now.