Directed By: Jake West
Starring: Emily Booth, Jamie Honeybourne, Sam Butler
Tag line: "A bloody close encounter"
Trivia: This was the first full-length British horror film to be filmed using Sony HD (High Definition) cameras
The term “over-the-top” is given a whole new meaning in 2005’s Evil Aliens, a sci-fi / horror / comedy from the UK that’ll have even the sturdiest of gore hounds rubbing their eyes in disbelief.
Not much happens in the small village of Scalleum, a farming community situated off the coast of Wales. Not much, that is, until the aliens arrive! In search of ratings, Michelle Fox (Emily Booth), host of the cable TV show “Weird Worlde”, travels to Scalleum to investigate claims made by local girl Cat Williams (Jennifer Evans), who says she was abducted, then impregnated by aliens from outer space. With the help of her video crew (Sam Butler, Peter O’Connor) and a so-called “expert” (Jamie Honeybourne), Michelle goes about “investigating” the alleged events of that fateful night, never once believing a word of Cat’s story. She quickly changes her tune, however, when the aliens return and start terrorizing the locals, torturing and killing in truly brutal fashion. Trapped in Scalleum, Michelle and the others must find a way out of town before they, too, fall victim to these very evil aliens.
I could sit here and describe, in detail, the madness that is Evil Aliens, but I think a laundry list of some of its most outrageous moments would more effectively drive the point home.
OK, here goes. We have: 1. A male character anally raped with a drill, 2. A blue alien babe sporting a trio of breasts, 3. A crow nailed to a cross, 4. A flashback in which Cat’s womb is cut open and an alien baby implanted, and 5. Several badly-mutilated cattle. All this (and two sex scenes to boot) happens in the first 30-odd minutes of the film, before the “invasion” even begins, meaning Evil Aliens only gets crazier from there on out.
The constantly swooping camera and rapid edits are a bit distracting at times, but if the above insanity sounds like fun to you, then by all means, give this movie a chance.
Me? Yeah, I loved it! Evil Aliens was a blast!