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Alien Species (1996)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi
Five miles below the surface of planet Earth, a new fear is born.

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Sheriff Nate Culver
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Aaron Doyle
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Carol Nelson
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Paul Towers
Robert Thompson ...
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Kurt Paul ...
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Ashley Semrick ...
Stacy Chambers
Aaron Jettleson ...
Max Poindexter
Barbara Fierentino ...
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Deputy David Stevens (as David Johnson)
Roger Glugston ...
Mr. Justice
Lisa Donette May ...
Denise Justice (as Lisa May)
Michael Tremont ...
Tommy
Michael Reed ...
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A fleet of UFOs is circling the Earth and a top scientist races to discover their true intentions for the planet. When the UFOs begin an attack on Earth, the scientist finds himself thrown in with a sheriff and his deputies transporting some prisoners to jail. The unlikely group is forced to seek shelter from the attack in a nearby cave, not knowing how significant the location is to the alien's plans. Written by DJ Heinlein

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Five Miles Below the Surface of the Planet ... a New Fear is Born.

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A sequel, "Alien Species 2: The Invasion", was announced in the credits, but never produced. See more »

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During the cave scene, Carol's white blouse suddenly goes from being clean to covered with blood with no intervening reason as to why it happened. See more »

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Coming Soon: Alien Species 2 - The Invasion See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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HOLD ON
Lyrics and Music by Mikal Masters
Performed by Trilogee
featuring Lisa Morgan, Mikal Masters and Richard Finsen
Courtesy of Sunbird Concepts
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Alien faeces
12 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Man, this is a bad one, except sometimes when it's one of them 'almost' good ones. But mostly bad.

Basically aliens invade the US in really bad CGI spaceships (almost as bad as the CGI in Alien Blood!) and it's up to some scientists to...well they don't do much at all except avoid getting killed.

Also, Charles Napier's here as a cop for a change and two of his buddies are transporting prisoners and then pick up some other folk and then everyone ends up in a cave where all the aliens are. That's the plot.

After that we're in standard nineties Alien rip off territory where out characters try to remain alive while rubber suited monsters (and zombies!) try and kill them. To be honest this actually improves the film as we can stop watching those awful UFO effects and the actors stop bickering and get to fighting some aliens.

This could have almost been on those enjoyable bad films due to the poverty of the production (it looks shot on video!), the bad acting and the daft effects, but there's an air about the film of it all being a bit half-arsed, which is reflected in the non-ending.

You'll know if you'll like this within about ten seconds of it starting.


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