This is one of the earlier Full Moon productions. You can tell they were really trying to be series at this stage, so there isn’t much camp involved. Shadowzone is played as a straight sci-fi movie and in that respect is works. Despite a few odd characters the only silliness comes from seeing the monster at the end, but overall it’s solid.
So here we go. At an underground research bunker, experiments are taking place to study dreams. It’s currently getting government funding, so when one of the subjects dies during one of the tests, an official is sent down to see exactly what’s going on, both from a financial and ethical standpoint.
This brings down the majority of the power to the facility, so we end up with an ‘Aliens’ feel for the next half hour as people are randomly killed. By the time the power comes back on, there are only a few people left which is convenient. Backing up a bit, it turns out that when we dream, we actually jump into another dimension. But by trying to control that connection, a hole was ripped and the other side started coming to us. And that other side wasn’t pretty.