Since Super 8 is fighting for attention among other major summer fare this year, director J.J. Abrams sat down with the L.A. Times to talk about his genre mash-up which combines sci-fi, adventure and horror.

In addition to explaining the origins of the film, the article tells the following about the plot:

The Paramount Pictures release is set in Ohio in 1979 and introduces a troupe of six youngsters who are using a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie. One fateful night, their project takes them to a lonely stretch of rural railroad tracks and, as the camera rolls, calamity strikes — a truck collides with an oncoming locomotive and a hellacious derailment fills the night with screaming metal and raining fire. Then something emerges from the wreckage, something decidedly inhuman.


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