GenreHorror, Sci-Fi Running time1h 30m CountryUnited States
Release dateFebruary 26, 2011 (2011-02-26) WriterKenny Yakkel (screenplay), Lucy Mukerjee-Brown (story) GenresHorror, Science Fiction, Action/Adventure CastRachel Miner (Sgt. Hannah), Jason London (Aaron 'Shoes' Schumacher), Bruce Boxleitner (Col. Martin), Vanessa Branch (Claire), Tammi Arender Similar moviesThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Avatar, Blackhat, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Dark Knight Rises, Edge of Tomorrow
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51 is a 2011 American horror film that was directed by Jason Connery and is part of the After Dark Originals lineup. The movie premiered on the SyFy Channel on February 26, 2011 and stars Bruce Boxleitner and John Shea.
Political and public pressure coerces the government into allowing two well-known reporters and their assistants limited access to the ultra-secretive Area 51. The group consists of 20-year news veteran Sam Whitaker (John Shea); his camera-woman Mindy (Lena Clark); Claire Fallon (Vanessa Branch), an ambitious writer, journalist, and head of an acclaimed news blog called The Fact Zone; and her cameraman Kevin (Damon Lipari). The four tour the base and things go well for a while, but when one of the base's "occupants" attempts to liberate both himself and those of his fellow species, Area 51 changes from being a secured government facility to a place of horror.
Vanessa Branch as Claire Felon
Bruce Boxleitner as Col. Martin
Rachel Miner as Sgt. Hannah
Jason London as Aaron Schumacher
John Shea as Sam Whitaker
Andrew Sensenig as Dr. Keane
Billy Slaughter as Dr. Haven
Jillian Batherson as Gomez
Lena Clark as Mindy
Damon Lipari as Kevin
VyVy Nguyen as Elisia
Dread Central wrote a mixed review for 51, stating that they would "write this one off as being a bit better than average by Syfy standards but still below par by conventional standards". HorrorNews.net also panned the movie, writing that it was "an interesting concept, with mediocre delivery, and a scare factor of zero. It is lazy film making at its worst, and it is easy to understand why the movie sat in the can so long (six years) prior to being released. It was not worth the wait."