Sci-Fi Horror Set in Mexican Desert Available Now on Netflix
The new horror/thriller Aliens: Zone of Silence is now availble on Netflix. The film was released by independent film distributor Gravitas Ventures, the largest VOD aggregator in North America, and will be on over 100 cable and digital platforms, including: Comcast, Cox, Dish Network, and Verizon Fios, in addition to Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vimeo on Demand, and Vudu. The film will also be available on DVD and Blu-ray at Amazon and Family Video.
“We’re excited to finally share Aliens: Zone of Silence with the world,” said producer García Castro. When asked to describe the film, Cline-Márquez – producer – summed it up nicely: “Think The Blair Witch Project, but instead of witches in the woods, it’s aliens in the desert.”
Starring Sarah Hester (Youthful Daze), Peter Gesswein (A Plea for Tenderness), Jed Maheu (The Rambler), and Vince Tula (Four Cities), Aliens: Zone of Silence follows a young woman who goes on a daring search for answers after her brother vanishes from the Mexican desert. But when she discovers an extraterrestrial presence, she must risk her life to expose the desert’s otherworldly secret.
This is the feature directorial debut for renowned visual effects producer Andy Fowler, who was previously the Vice President of Visual Effects and Production at the Walt Disney Company and has worked as a VFX producer on
such blockbusters as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 300, TRON: Legacy to name a few. He is currently the Director of Visual Effects at Netflix.
Aliens: Zone of Silence largely takes place in a swath of the Mexican desert known as “La Zona del Silencio.” In 1970, the U.S. military launched a test missile containing radioactive elements from Green River, Utah toward White Sands Missile Range. But they lost control of the missile, and it fell in the Mapimí Desert region. Ever since, there have been rumors of magnetic anomalies that prevent radio transmissions, local plant and wildlife mutations, and extraterrestrial activity.
The film is currently available to US and Canada Netflix users. For other countries, check out the website for more streaming options.