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Somewhere in the Skies

SOMEWHERE IN THE DARK SKIES with Andrew Sanford

Season 1, Ep. 155

On episode 155 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Andrew Sanford returns to review the 2013 horror/sci-fi film, DARK SKIES. As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.

This polarizing film draws on decades of authentic alien abduction cases and research, mashing it in to a smorgasbord of paranormal, supernatural, and ufological goodness and badness. Ryan and Andrew navigate their way through its dark and sometimes laughably absurd plot points, making for a very fun and very opinionated journey. Go watch the film, come back, and enjoy this epic movie review, somewhere in the dark skies!

Guest Bio: Andrew Sanford is a Writer/Performer operating out of NYC. He was a featured writer for the ABC New Talent Showcase in 2014 and 2016 and a quarter finalist in the 2019 Screencraft Horror Screenplay competition. Andrew also hosts the long running comedy podcast Half White Son of a Black Man and was a guest cohost on the Season Finale of Mysteries Decoded on the CW. Follow Andrew's podcast on Instagram by CLICKING HERE

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SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES is edited by Jane Palomera Moore

Opening Theme Song, "Ephemeral Reign" by Per Kiilstofte

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