Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Toxic Skies: Toxic Eyes

So, I work for a local TV news station.  The first part of my day, I am the director for the morning news program.  This is a 90 minute show, and we get bored sometimes..  So yesterday, I started browsing Netflix instant stream movies.  Not to watch while at work, mind you.. but just to queue up things for later.

I always get a kick out of the 'similar titles' part when you add something to Instant Queue.  Yesterday, I start finding a bunch of zombie flicks.  According to Netflix, Toxic Skies was a similar pick to something I had added.

I'm here to tell you that it is NOT similar.

Admittedly, I skimmed the description, which said something about chemical weapons, chemtrails, government coverups.. but what caught my eye was that it was set in the city of Spokane, WA.  I used to live in Spokane years ago, and have been known to pop up there on occasion in recent years, but otherwise, I hate that town.  And if I could bear witness to a flick that turns my former town into a bunch of chemically induced psychopathic zombies?  Oh hell yea.. wheres the fucking popcorn?!

Instead, what I watched was a story about a doctor (Anne Heche) who sees a crapload of people come into the hospital with marks all over them, wounds of some sort.  She proceeds to diagnose, more show up, blah blah.  Fast forward 45 minutes, shes hooked up with some dude who is telling her that the government is deploying chemical weapons to the people via chemtrails.

You know those lines that follow planes in the skies? When I was a kid, my dad told me that the planes were up there making new clouds.  You gotta love dad stories!  Anyways, those are contrails.  There are conspiracy theorists that maintain that the government is using those as a form of cropdusting.  That is where chemtrails comes in.

So thats what this flick is about.  Doctor stumbles upon what might or might not be a conspiracy to dope the countryside.

There are some interesting theories in the movie as to why the government might be doing this, but otherwise, it was a dull flick.


  1. So basically someone ripped a big fart in the atmosphere and that created Toxic Skies!

  2. It looks like a SyFy movie. So was it any good?