ALTERNATE GROUND

By Daniel GROOM

PARAACT ENTERTAINMENT - as PROD

Horror - Post-Production 2019

When a teenage boy is found after disappearing overnight, his unexplained behavior causes concern within the family, and a lack of medical answers leads to a revelation of alien abduction.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Horror, Science-fiction, Thriller
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniel GROOM
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniel GROOM (ParaAct Entertainment), Myra WILSON
    • Synopsis
    • The McDowell family wake up one morning to find their 13 year old son, Riley, missing from his room. In a panic they search the neighborhood until he is found unconscious down the street. He is taken to the hospital and upon returning, his father, Arthur, reveals that the hospital could not find a cause and Arthur did not want to admit him. Arthur suggests calling the family practitioner. Joyce, his mother, becomes skeptical at Arthur’s decision and insists that Riley be examined by the hospital rather than by the family practitioner.

      Over the next few days, Riley’s behavior changes. Strange symptoms and circumstances begin to present themselves. Riley experiences hallucinations both audio and visual, sleep paralysis and time slips. Dr. Bartlett, the family practitioner, visits Riley after he attacks his older brother Bradley, and is unable to provide an explanation. Arthur talks to Dr. Bartlett privately and she explains that Riley is not the only one experiencing this although she does not want to go into it further. Later she suggests Riley undergo a two week observation period.

      After returning home two weeks later, Riley’s condition does not improve. Constant night terrors and sleep paralysis continues and he becomes withdrawn. Riley attacks a teacher at school prompting Joyce to take matters into her hands. She brings Riley to a medium in town who hypnotizes him in order to remember what happened to him the night he disappeared. Riley describes an alien abduction experimenting on him. At the same time, Arthur visits Dr. Bartlett’s office and she reveals a secret to Arthur. Joyce brings Riley home. Shortly thereafter he has a sensory overload from his hallucinations and kills Joyce and Arthur, suffocating them by wrapping their heads with duct tape. Bradley returns home to find his parents dead and Riley kills himself in the same fashion to get away from the noise.

      Riley wakes up in a dark room on an operating table and hospital gown. Dr, Bartlett and the doctor from the hospital walk in and remove an implant from Riley’s neck. He tries to escape but realizes that the doctors are under control by aliens in the room. As Dr, Bartlett calms Riley down, the second doctor transfers the implant data to a “grey” next to Riley. Once complete, Riley is sent back in time to when he first disappeared. This time, he’s found by his family walking up his driveway but still withdrawn.