USA Today has come forward with the world's first look at Ed Sanchez's (The Blair Witch Project) upcoming horror-thriller, Altered, starring Adam Kaufman, Catherine Mangan, Brad William Henke, Mike Williams, Paul McCarthy Boyington and James Gammon.

The premise: Five backwoods hunting buddies are abducted and abused by aliens. Four survive and are forever changed by the event. Then, 15 years later, they get a chance to turn the tables by kidnapping an alien themselves. As Sanchez says, "All hell breaks loose."

"After 9/11, there is definitely a more pessimistic view on everything," Sanchez says about the return of malevolent otherworldly visitors. "A good sci-fi or horror movie should be able to say some things about the world. In Altered, these teen guys are molested by aliens when they are young and get a chance to take revenge on a molester. It deals with serious issues in a light way."