Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Horror – Evil Aliens (2005)

logoDirector: Jake West

Writer: Jake West (Screenplay)

Starring: Emily Booth, Jamie Honeybourne, Sam Butler, Jodie Shaw, Peter O’Connor, Nick Smithers, Norman Lovett, Christopher Adamson

 

Plot: The sensationalist reporter Michelle Fox presents the TV show Weird World, with phony matters about UFOS and aliens. When she hears about Cat, a young woman that claims that have been abducted with her boyfriend and become pregnant by aliens, she convinces her chief to travel with a team to the remote Welsh island of Scaled to interview Cat.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Bonkers B Movie

 

Story: Evil Aliens starts by showing a couple having a good time in the middle of a field at night, when they get attacked by some unknown visitors. Moving to meet our lead Michelle Fox (Booth) an inspiring reporter obsessed with investigating paranormal, she gets her way to and along with her crew cameraman Ricky (Anderson), sound man Jack (O’Connor) expert Gavin (Honeybourne) and actors Candy (Shaw) Bruce (Smithers). The group set out to the remote island to find out the truth about the story about a woman who gets abducted and claims to be pregnant.

Arriving on the island they find they may be in for more than they bargained for by meeting the brothers of the girl involved who only speak Welsh and hate English. After Candy believes she sees an alien outside the window the group set out to investigate what it could have been. The shot interviews with the girl in questions and re-create the moment with their actors. They shot everything to make a good television show story while never uncovering anything along the lines that will be the truth.

Things take a turn for the worse when they discover the aliens are in fact real and blood thirsty. The group must band together to survive and film the proof to make a fortune. The question remains who will make it out alive.

Evil Aliens follows a very simple storyline as we follow the paranormal investigators looking for answers. The idea that the aliens are real helps push the story to the letting paranormal team try and fight back. This doesn’t really go much deep for story and the film itself want to try and be gore, gore and more gore. This film knows what it wants to be and never tries to be anything else which has to be praised, but if you were to compare it to anything else you would be left thinking it is pretty much awful. When it comes to these type of horrors the story will appeal to the right people but not everyone. (5/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Emily Booth: Michelle Fox ambitious reporter who has been putting together stories about the UFO sightings and this case seems just like any other but it takes an unusual twist leaving her fighting for her life. Emily does a solid job as the reporter who wants to be more famous. (6/10)

 

Jamie Honeybourne: Gavin Gorman UFO expert who has been searching for the truth for years now, this gives him a chance to prove he isn’t just a crazy person. Jamie does a solid job as the stereotypical UFO nerd. (6/10)

 

Sam Butler: Ricky Anderson slick cameraman who is also a love interest of Michelle. He makes sure he can get the story so they can both become rich. Sam does a solid job and is easily the reluctant hero of the piece. (6/10)

 

Jodie Shaw: Candy Vixen ditzy actress who is bought along to recreate the situation. Jodie does a solid job and is easily the star who gets the funny moments through the alien attack. (6/10)

 

Peter O’Connor: Jack Campbell sound man who is partner to Ricky who isn’t most favourable to the way things go down once the aliens attack. Peter does a solid job as the character who makes the most sense. (6/10)

 

Support Cast: Evil Aliens has a support cast that includes the local farmers and the basic aliens, we don’t get too many extra supporting members.

 

Director Review: Jake West – Jake gives the fans what they want with the style of horror and gore. (6/10)

 

Comedy: Evil Aliens uses comedy to cover up the mad over the top kills both human and aliens. (6/10)

Horror: Evil Aliens has gore, gore and more gore that is used to make this a splatter fest. (8/10)

Sci-Fi: Evil Aliens uses aliens to put us in the middle of a sci-fi based film. (7/10)

Settings: Evil Aliens creates an isolated setting for the group which is always good for a horror. (10/10)
Special Effects
: Evil Aliens uses very CGI cheap effects that do add to the comedy, but the kills do uses good practical effects. (5/10)

Suggestion: Evil Aliens is clearly only going to appeal to gore fans no one else would even give this a second look. (Gore Fans Watch)

 

Best Part: Combine Harvesters

Worst Part: CGI effects.

Action Scene Of The Film: Barn fight.

Funniest Scene: Brand new combine harvesters.

Kill Of The Film: Candy because it is brutal and sudden.

 

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $1.8 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Tagline: A bloody close encounter

 

Overall: Delivers what the fans will want to see but don’t expect anything truly stunning.

Rating 50

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