Evil Aliens Review
Written by: Meh
At the 2007 Festival of Fear or the FanExpo in Toronto if you like I had a chance to watch Evil Aliens at a screening and overall I have to say it was a pleasent experience. The premise of the film is as follows.
Scalleum is a remote farming island off the north coast of Wales, only accessible at low tide via a causeway know as the "Devils Spine". The island is also home to an ancient stone circle known as the "Devils Teeth". This provides the sinister setting for the terrifying Alien abduction of local farm girl Cat Williams and her Hitchhiker boyfriend Angelo Jones. "Weird Worlde" is a cable TV program that's having trouble with its ratings. Threatened with losing her job if things don't improve, presenter Michelle Fox needs to come up with something special. She puts a team together to investigate the 'Scalleum Incident'. It's an intriguing story with a twist,as Cat Williams's claims to not have just been abducted by aliens but also impregnated by them!
Hence the cynical TV crew accompanied by actors to stage a dramatic reconstruction and UFO expert Gavin Gorman head off to the island. They arrive and experience the weirdness of this remote community, a farm powered by manure and some very twisted Welsh Farmers. The TV crew doesn't believe a word of Cat's story, but Michelle will do anything to save her job even if she has to fake a little evidence. Tensions rise and things are about to come to a head when, the real stars arrive... Aliens, and they aren't friendly. In fact they are pure Evil!
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the sinister farm and the 'Devils Teeth' stone circle, which holds the key to an ancient mystery, everything is now prepared for the last word in inventive and stylish survival horror. To survive, our eclectic team of characters will have to tool up with whatever weapons they can find, ranging from hammers to machetes, chainsaws to rotary tillers and even a combine harvester! Will they survive the Alien threat? Who will be abducted, mutilated, probed, and decapitated?
Overall the film is quite funny. It has some good reference points to classic horror films and is most certainly gore filled. This movie has more carnage then you can possible imagine with decapitations, limb removal, eye gouging, weed eater mutilation, grain harvesting hit and run alien creamyness and a body count that is deserving of any horror film.
The thing that stands out most to me about this film is that although its a lower budget film and does not have the resources of a larger film visually it is impressive. The CG special FX although slightly under-polished at times are the best I have seen in a very long time for an INDIE horror film. The gore factor in this film is second to none. The gruesome carnage is plentifull and a top notch job deserving of any major studio production. KNB FX would be proud of the work done on the gorey goodness in this film.
The team that worked on this film may have worked with a limited budget but the outstanding direction and fantastic comedic timing combined with some very effective gore and special FX makes Evil Aliens a must have for fans of the Horror / Comedy genre. The combine-alien-rundown scene is one of the funniest I have seen in a horror film in a long time and is just one of many great scenes which combines horror and comedy to deliver a one-two punch of bad ass horror goodness.
The acting is top notch, the story is funny and unique and overall its a great Alien-Ass-Kicking time. I would say that those of you who like films like Freak Out or Dead and Breakfast should definitely check this one out. The film has the same feel but much better production values.