As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barrett witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barrett family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.
This is a creepy movie, creepy and a bit spooky. In one scene Lacey Barrett (Keri Russell) goes into her son’s room to check on him at night and a tall, frightening figure of a shadow that resembles Nosferatu is seen lurking by the bed. The effect is, well, effective. She and her husband Daniel (Josh Hamilton) guard their children, Jesse and Sam, as best as they can while living a normal life. She sells homes and Daniel, unemployed, spends his time searching for work. But the abnormal keeps creeping in and after doing an internet search and listing the odd occurrences happening in their home, such as birds crashing into their windows and the side of the house and dying, Lacey learns that it might be aliens wanting to take one of their children.
She contacts an expert in the field named Edwin Pollard (J.K. Simmons) that tells them what they can do to try to stand up to the aliens whom he refers to as “grays”. Their family must unite to fight the inherent danger. This is a nice theme but sadly the movie contains strong language in addition to implied marijuana use by teens and teens watching porn on TV and therefore we are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the movie.