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
Not the greatest but for its time it was entertaining and almost believable. The background conversations really helped it out.
saw this on FOX when I was teenager....I was always hoping to come across it someday.
The world's loudest family
I saw this years ago and I still think it's great for a no-budget film. I know the aliens look like Halloween costumes, and I'd say that's probably the weakest part of the entire film. two of the aliens were played by children, who I imagine would not have sat still for any sort of professionally done make up. You really can't judge it by its shortcomings. This is essentially an amateur film, and with that in mind, this is excellent for what it is. Great acting from the nobody actors who were probably just people Dean Alioto knew. Found footage before it was cool.