As genre fans can tell you — from endless hours of X-Files viewing — “The truth is out there.” But suppose, just suppose, that everything you know about “the truth” is wrong.
That’s the premise in writer/director Greg A. Sager’s Gray Matter, which will be making its DVD debut on June 26 courtesy of Indican Pictures.
The recurring image of alien visitors that have been in our common culture since Roswell — large heads, big eyes and sinewy bodies — are, as it turns, out real. They are all called “Grays,” and they have been active since the post-war period (the arrival of the nuclear age) on our planet … watching us and learning about us.
In Sager’s Gray Matter, there are sinister extraterrestrials, those who would do us harm; destroy us. They just need the final components of a viral mix to set things in motion to wipe out humanity in one fell swoop and claim the bright blue marble for themselves. The waiting game is about to end when a strange meteorite comes crashing to earth at a remote farm … it contains the final piece in the puzzle.
But, and this is important for our survival, there are also friendly “Grays” who have been studying us and watching over us. They mean us no harm and are ready to defend the earth against their mortal enemies.
If you have a large alien head, with big eyes and a sinewy gray body, unless it is Halloween, you can’t just go wandering the streets without being noticed. To get around this, the “Grays” have been abducting human beings for decades — taking over our bodies and using humans as proxies — avatars — to accomplish their various missions.
As the story unfolds, the most important “abduction” of all is about to take place and the fate of all mankind depends on one human standing against an alien invasion. Annabelle (Alys Crocker — ABCs of Death 2, Tormented, Almost Adults, etc.), a normal young woman, is randomly chosen (wrong place, right time sort of thing) to become the kick-ass defender of mankind, complete with a laser blaster … her mission is to stop the evil aliens from assembling the ultimate bio-weapon.
It won’t be easy as the bad “Grays” do a little abducting of their own and send their zombie-like minions at her, including a topless club pole dancer (Tara Elizabeth), in ever increasing numbers. With the earth in the balance, no punches are pulled and if you just happen to wander into the middle of this battle for the planet you are likely to get vaporized!