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"After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force."

Reviewer: Terry Coe @SwissHammer
Location:Iowa, USA
Review Date: 02 November 2010 My Rating: out of 5


Altitude really caught my eye when I saw the previews for it. Looked like it would be a cool movie to watch and probably pretty creepy too! Iím a little claustrophobic, and have a crippling fear of heights so being stuck in a small plane high above the earth couldnít get any worse for me. Oh, and then you throw some supernatural into the mix and Iíd be as useless as it gets in this movie. I think thatís why this may be the scariest movie of all time for me!

Altitude has a pretty cut and dry premise. At first anyway. Five kids in a small engine plane on their way to a concert experience a malfunction and the plane starts ascending out of control. Besides climbing to dangerous heights, they have even more problems. Something is up there with them.

Fairly new to feature length movies, Kaare Andrews directs his first horror / thriller. He has another movie in the works that sounds pretty interesting too, The Hunted. Paul Birkett who has been pretty versatile in movie genres was behind the writing. I was a little excited to see Jessica Lowndes (Sara) in here too. She was in The Haunting of Molly Hartley and Autopsy. Good to see her sticking in the horror scene. I was a big fan of Autopsy.

Five mins into this movie I already know who isnít going to make it through to the end. At least I sure hope he doesnít, Sal. He is the loud mouthed pain in the ass who is already half crocked at take off. On top of that, he isnít a big fan of Bruce. Saraís boyfriend who is obviously scared to death of flying. He just isnít having a good time at all. I think there is a little more to him than he puts on though. Mel, who is SalĎs girlfriend, is a film student. She brought her trusty camera along to annoy everyone. Itís not a teen thriller without one of them bringing a camera along to film the whole thing. Saraís brother, Corey, is a little more calm and cool. He is our every guy.

Yeah, watch this movie. I loved it. I can understand the mixed reviews I read prior to watching it. The movie tends to focus on the characters and their survival while 1,000ís of feet in the air. We see very little of the thing thatís stalking them so high up. This is one of those movies that do VERY well inducing fear with what we donít see, and a different kind of fear with what we do see. Each one of them handles their situation differently, and its believable. I feel for these kids up there! Its very much like an episode of Twilight Zone. There is a lot of little hints to a bigger story. We donít get to see it all come together till the near end. When we do though, itís tied together perfectly.

Quality writing, great characters, and an awesome story. Altitude brings a few phobias to the table that can really hit home for people watching. I think that will greatly increase the viewing pleasure. Iím sure thatís why I found this movie so good. Scared me to death thinking of myself in their spot! If youíre a gore hound, and like to see blood splattered on everything. Or some creature jumping out at you every few mins. This wonít have it. What you will get is a great supernatural story that takes us back to the days of Twilight Zone. Hasn't gotten the best of reviews here and there. But, I loved it. 5 Stars.

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