Interpreters: a C & Earth Chronicle - quantum 1
Jean Battalia, Ashley Bracken, Ann Marie Lockamy, Tyler Vaughn Penn (executive), Michael Ryan (executive) for Archetype Pictures
directed by Michael Ryan
starring Ace Marrero, Manny M. Hernandez, Sophia Medley, Erin Stegeman, Christopher Kriesa, Stefan Hayek, Wolfgang Weber, Ashley Bracken, Sophia Ferguson, Rachel Kylian, Terry Maratos, Andy Gates, Amber Bracken, Johann Hill, Mikey Gilmore, Jeffrey Nichols, Jean-Pierre Mouzon
story by Michael Ryan, Jean Battalia, screenplay by Michael Ryan, music by Alex Newport, makeup effects & special effects by Megan Lauchner
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Once upon a time, Mark (Ace Marrero) has been a homicide detective, and
eventually he joined the black ops, doing stuff that challenged his own
conscience, working for gouvernment funded companies that quite clearly
broke the law - but he wanted out, got half a fortune in severance/hush
money, and settled in the small town Sullen, a sleepy place in the middle
of nowhere that ought to be so far removed from the action he has known
that he should find his peace. But unfortunately, just about when Mark
arrives in town, a the body of a woman (Amber Bracken) who has been
murdered in a quite freakish way is found. Sheriff Culven (Manny M.
Hernandez) soon finds he's in this over his head and calls for back-up,
but rather surprisingly the Feds don't send anyone. Culven's first suspect
is almost naturally Mark, as he arrived in town at the exactly wrong time,
asks a few too many questions about the murder, and Culven and Mark got
off on the wrong foot to begin with. But once Culven has run a proper
back-up check on Mark, he instead asks him for assistance. Mark is quick
to come up with all sorts of clues, clues that are somehow linked to his
own past when he did jobs for the C & Earth Corporation, a shady
company big in alien technology that doesn't value human life to highly.
But while Mark and Culven are still investigating, more murders happen,
and it seems all the townfolks abandon ship ...
In a parallel storyline, Sullen's mayor (Christopher Kriesa) has struck
a deal with Graham (Stefan Hayek), a ruthless C & Earth operative
who's in charge to buying up the land, and thus the locals are quietly
moved out, sometimes worse, all to line the pockets of the mayor. And the
murcers Mark and the sheriff are investigating are actually committed by C
& Earth footsoldiers. Thing is, they're not just your everyday
mercenaries, they seem to be of alien origin. And it's more than
questionable whether Mark and Culven are up for a threat of this shape and
A mix of rather current conspiracy theory thrillers with a
hint vintage science fiction like Invasion
of the Body Snatchers, and even some elements of the slasher
genre, Interpreters is above all a really solid
sci-fi/horror/action hybrid that at times might be a bit too convoluted
for its own good to make perfect sense, but it entertains nevertheless by
having all the action, all the suspense, all the shocks and bloody bits in
all the right places, it moves swiftly enough but gives its central
mystery enough space to unfold, and features relatable characters
competently brought to life by the movie's ensemble to keep the audience
engaged throughout and make this pretty cool genre entertainment.