The 'Super 8' story revolves around a group of friends (including Joel Courtney
, Riley Griffiths
and Elle Fanning
) in a small Ohio town, circa 1979, who witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 horror movie. They learn that the catastrophe was no accident, and in short time unusual disappearances and inexplicable, supernatural events reveal something more terrifying than any of them could have ever imagined.