The McPherson Tape
Directed by Dean Alioto
A decade before THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT redefined the horror landscape, there was THE MCPHERSON TAPE. On October 8th, 1983, the McPherson family gathered together to celebrate the 5th birthday of Michelle, the littlest member of their household. Everything was captured on VHS by Michael McPherson and his new camcorder. Including the alien invasion.
October 8th, 1983. Michelle McPherson’s 5th birthday. Everything was captured on VHS… including the alien invasion.
Cast: Tommy Giavocchini, Patrick Kelley, Shirly McCalla
Genuinely creepy, the only thing that lets it down is the Aliens look a bit silly rather than menacing.
I've been watching bad horror movies for over a decade, making jokes with my friends during the movie. Never before have I ever been stumped to make a snarky comment during a movie, but at one point they literally start playing Go Fish to stall for time. They literally stop and wait for the movie to continue. And early into the movie they actively go into the woods to look for the plot.
Gem of a find. Well acted.
Absolute gem of a find. Saw this years and years ago on YT, to find it here again, I'm absolutely overjoyed. As janky as the aliens look, it's so well acted.
Great little watch, well acted. Little gem of a find