Skinwalker Ranch

2013 • 80 minutes
3.9
313 reviews
R
Rating
Eligible
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In 2010 "Skinwalker Ranch" gained media attention after experiencing a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Reports ranged from UFO sightings to livestock mutilation, and most notably the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller's (Jon Gries) 8 year old son, Cody (Nash Lucas). Modern Defense Enterprises (MDE) sent a team of experts to document and investigate the mysterious occurrences. Any skepticism quickly vanishes as the team begins to experience inexplicable incidents on their very first night on the ranch, which only escalate as things unfold -- they are forced out of bed by a deafeningly loud and painful tone, an enigmatic noise they can't explain.

The next day, after an incredibly large object set off a sensor in the field, they discover a dead calf drained of all blood with almost surgical precision. This pales in comparison to what they discover while reviewing the security tapes; an image bearing the likeness of Cody, running through the same section of the house at precisely the same time each night. That night it happens right in front of their eyes, prompting Hoyt and the team to give chase all the way into an old locked shed before Cody just vanished. Inside the shed the team not only finds enormous canine tracks, but evidence that MDE had been there before back in the 1960's. Among the evidence, a buried video tape and a steel box labeled "For Emergencies Only." It was empty... What was in the box, and what is on the tape? What was MDE investigating the first time, why did they keep it a secret?

As the incidents escalate and become more violent, the team must decide how far they will go to unlock the mysteries of "Skinwalker Ranch." Tensions rise as the group debates whether the answers are worth risking their lives for, and when to call off the investigation and leave the ranch -- that is, if leaving is actually an option...
Rating
R
3.9
313 reviews
Noah Rapoza
December 19, 2019
My Girlfriend and I watched this movie and are huge Horror fans, we've seen over 50 Horror movies and this is easily one of the worst ones ever. There is Horrible cgi, acting, and script. There is no sense of story because random events keep happening that drive away the main story line with new monsters, people and creatures. The main cast keeps chasing one story but then drops it quickly for another leaving a lot of unanswered and dumb questions. The movie made no sense and has no real purpose it's boring and uneventful. When there is a "scary" part you can't see it because the camera turns to static. There is a total of about 2 minutes of monster screen time don't watch
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A Google user
January 13, 2018
Awful. Just awful. Too much forced drama like a long dark episode of The Real World, and they never show anything scary cause the camera goes all Blair Witch shaky or all static when something actually happens. Paint by numbers plot with a non existing build up to nothing. Stay away from this one.
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slightofhand19
August 21, 2014
I can appreciate a low budget movie but it was very clear that the writers tried way too hard to confuse the viewer about what the actual monster was. I mean obviously the movie is about extraterrestrials, to try and put ghosts and then werewolf in it was just plain stupid.
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