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Horizon (2013) Movie Poster
USA  •    •  80m  •    •  Directed by: Yves Simoneau.  •  Starring: Cary Elwes, Ruth Bradley, Kara Killmer, Meg Steedle, Taylor Handley, Josh Braaten, Mark Famiglietti, Natalie Lisinska, Amy Groening, Robert B. Kennedy, Stefani Kimber, Lisa Michelle Cornelius, Alexander Nunez..
     Set during the height of World War II, Horizon centers on Lauren (Bradley), a secretary at the FBI who begins a secretive investigation into files that have been stamped with the codename ''horizon.'' The mysterious project provides links to the presumed death of her husband and the disappearance of a young girl.


Image from: Horizon (2013)
Image from: Horizon (2013)
Image from: Horizon (2013)
Image from: Horizon (2013)
This is a rejected USA Network pilot that was aired on the SyFy Channel as a Sunday afternoon premier movie, during World Cup soccer and PGA golf. There was no promotion, only some vague discussions on geek websites.

It focuses on extra-terrestrial human abduction and re-animation during WWII. The Nazis know about the aliens, but have been warned by the aliens to not interfere with their mission, that involves the future of the planet. Nazis being Nazis, they are not impressed.

The FBI thinks that the UFO sightings are an experimental Japanese bomber. But, there is a FBI secretary and an injured war veteran who have seen the space ship, and who know the truth.

The acting is just competent, but is limited by the pedestrian script and direction. The cast is attractive, and female centric, although many of the male cast look interchangeable. The cinematography is sometimes attractive, particularly the cgi landscapes and buildings. The efx were absolutely minimal. They had a lot of story and characters to introduce in 90 minutes, and it felt rushed at times. Not sure what direction they would have gone in for a full season of 18 episodes.

The main attraction is the period feel, created by antiques from the prop warehouse, and cgi architecture. Hopefully the upcoming series about Captain America's WWII girlfriend, Agent Carter, will do all of this better. Obviously, ABC and Marvel will have much more money to work with.

Review by ryebrook from the Internet Movie Database.