Sunday, February 20, 2011


Directed by: Matthew Hastings
Written by: Tom Berry, Matthew Hastings
Starring: Corey Sevier, Stefanie von Pfetten and Kim Poirier
From IMDB:
"Luke and Roger are just another couple of college guys trying to lose their virginity. But when Luke sees something unusual, he begins to suspect that the girls on campus aren't exactly...human."
So this guy is going to be our protagonist?
So far - sneaking into the girl's room - sniffing lingerie - Creepy McSneakerspn.
One day a writer is going to have the courage to have the friends believe ++++ when he reports having seen something beyond belief.  It's just too easy a device.
College kid in the bathroom - is so nervous he's acting like he's six.
Obviously the writer/director here never went to college (or high school for that matter).
And so this kid witnesses tentacles coming out of a woman's chest and in the next moment he's got a crush on her and completely dismisses his own senses.  Stupid.
Now he's going to lie to the cop - when obviously everyone at the party is going to report he had a fight with the dead guy.  Bad writing.
Oh now he believes his senses?
And if the kid killed Bobby - why would Bobby have a hard on?  The cop doesn't even wonder?  Bad writing.
Now he's going to be a detective - and obviously further implicate himself in the process.  Sweet Jesus!! Can't they come up with a new angle - ever!!
So he puts a video in the girls shower - gets some footage of a naked girl with a tiny black spot on her chest and goes to the police with it!?!? Bad writing.
Roger is a fine young actor.  You can see that but the character doesn't always work.
Anyone know any college guys who collect porn, drink hard and talks as much as that guy - and sabotages his every chance to get laid?  I don't.  More device writing as opposed to creating a zany situation with real world results.
Now Luke seems to be taking a lot of pleasure out of torturing the creature/Lilli.  He's gone from creepy to stupid to sociopathic.
There seems to be some confusion with who suppose to be Luke's love interest here - obviously he's suppose to like Alex - but then he falls for Lilli - even when he knows she's a alien, but then Amanda walks in, half way through the film.  She's the girl from the past who clearly still has his heart.  Random much?
But it must be said - they certainly aren't beyond having some fun here.  As negative as I've been - it really has been a fun film.  Sad they just didn't go that extra step to lift it above the level of a situation comedy.  The pace is good and there was enough budget to give it a decent enough look.  The actors are good - no weak spots really in that department.  The characters aren't that interesting but I'm not sure there was much to be done about that.
I'm giving it 2 Bloody Eyes out of 5.  Too many cliches.  Writing was weak - but damn it was close to working so much better.

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