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Phoenix Forgotten (2017)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 21 April 2017 (USA)
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20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Bishop
Ashley Foster
Mark Abrams
Jay Pirouznia ...
Private Investigator
Marc Marron ...
Phoenix Astronomical Society
Don Boyd ...
Phoenix Astronomical Society
Don Boyd ...
Phoenix Astronomical Society
Tony Duncan ...
Apache Storyteller


Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Based on Shocking Untold True Events


Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror, peril and some language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA)  »

Box Office


$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,816,499 (USA) (21 April 2017)


$3,599,570 (USA) (9 June 2017)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In Josh's childhood room, there's a poster of an alien from the Alien franchise. Producer of the film, Ridley Scott, directed the original Alien and several other films in the series. See more »


Billboards advertising the three teens missing show a number with the 480 area code in it. The film takes place in 1997, but 480 area code was not created until 1999. See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Phoenix Forgotten (2017) See more »

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22 July 2017 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

My quick rating - 5,2/10. This is basically the definition of mediocre. Saying every handi cam movie is like "Blair Witch" is a cop out lazy thing to say. Often aside from the style of footage and camera work, most other movies have nothing to do with that movie, and live on their own ideas. This movie, however isn't one of them. The subject matter, and story are nothing like "Blair Witch" but the massive similarity is the actors and performances. They were almost identical in portrayal of young adults from that movie. OK, enough belly aching about that. This movie obviously deals with the unsolved "Phoenix lights" that took place 20 years ago. UFOs? Military flares? or the ever popular and totally stupid, mass hallucinations, you make the call. This follows 3 curious locals that just want to follow the mystery surrounding this, and see what the military may be hiding. As with others, this movie spends lots of time boring you with character interaction that really is dull. A laugh or two here and there is about it. Bringing back a supposed relative of one of the actual missing kids was a nice change for a reason (i think blair witch just did that.....) but overall I just expected much more, especially with Ridley Scott as a producer, but after watching this, I am fairly sure he took a couple phone calls, and that was the extent of his involvement. Worked fine but just didn't have any "umphhh" overall.

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