ALIEN TRESPASS

Campy Fun

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Release Date: April 03, 2009

Starring: Eric McCormick, Jenni Baird, Jody Thompson, Dan Lauria, Robert Patrick, Andrew Dunbar, Sarah Smyth, and Aaron Brooks

Genre: Comedy/Science Fiction

Audience: Older children to adults

Rating: PG

Runtime: 88 minutes

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Director: R.W. Goodwin

Executive Producer: None

Producer: R.W. Goodwin and James Swift

Writer: Steven Fisher

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Content:

(BB, P, L, V, S, M) Strong moral worldview about an alien sheriff and humans working together to stop an escaped alien monster from multiplying and eating all the people on Earth, with a positive implied view, if somewhat campy, of old-fashioned 1950s America; three light exclamatory profanities such as My God and Good Lord; light science fiction violence such as movie implies alien monster liquefies several people (including a little girl and her mother) into a sticky brown water and policeman shoots at alien monster, plus alien drives car through fence and onto yards because he’s not used to driving; implied married sex when wife appears in nightgown and couple enters bedroom, in one scene it is clear that a local waitress has romantic feelings for another woman’s husband whose body has been taken over by an alien policeman trying to stop an escaped alien monster, brief kissing, alien makes comical comments about hormonal feelings between men and women after kissing or light touching, and male and female teenagers sit in car but girl refuses to make out with boy; light female cleavage; no alcohol; no smoking; and, some teenage rebellion against police.

Summary:

ALIEN TRESPASS is a campy tribute to low-budget 1950s science fiction movies, in a story about a crash-landed alien policeman trying to re-capture a monstrous escaped alien criminal before it multiplies and kills all the people on earth. Unlike recent spoofs from major Hollywood studios, the PG-rated ALIEN TRESPASS is fairly clean and fun.

Review:

ALIEN TRESPASS is a campy tribute to low-budget 1950s science fiction movies. The good news is that it’s a pretty clean comedy spoof, unlike many others that Hollywood makes these days.

The movie opens by pretending to be a movie that the producer refused to release, in a phony newsreel footage. The movie within a movie opens in 1957 in the Mojave Desert. Astronomer Ted Lewis is preparing a special anniversary barbecue for his beautiful adoring wife Lana. They see what seems to be a huge shooting star or fiery meteor land in the distant butte behind their home.

On the other side of town, the waitress at the local diner, Tammy, sees the same shooting star. So do two teenagers parked at a nearby lovers’ lane.

Cut to the butte, where a tall, metallic alien named Urp emerges from a flying saucer. Urp is an intergalactic policeman. He discovers that the menacing one-eyed monster, Ghota, he had imprisoned on the ship has escaped.

The next morning, Dr. Lewis finds the spaceship. Urp takes over his body to re-capture the alien monster, who intends to feed on earth people so he can divide into thousands of monsters and pillage the planet.

Marshall Urp enlists the aid of Tammy, who is the only human willing to believe in him. The local police, however, are skeptical about reports of a monster on the loose. They come to believe that Dr. Lewis is melting the townspeople with some kind of experimental acid.

ALIEN TRESPASS is deliberately campy. This often can be kind of stupid and boring, but it’s not here. It’s actually quite fun and comical, especially if you have a fondness for all those low-budget science fiction movies of the 50s.

ALIEN TRESPASS is also very clean. It nearly perfectly captures the innocence in many 1950s science fiction movies meant for family audiences. There is a hint, however, that, before Tammy learns an alien has taken over his body, she has romantic feelings for the married astronomer, Ted. When she learns about Marshall Urp taking over Ted’s body, she kisses him.

In Brief:

ALIEN TRESPASS is a campy tribute to low-budget 1950s science fiction movies. An astronomer in the Mojave Desert, Ted Lewis, sees what looks like a large fiery meteor land in the nearby mountains. The next morning, he investigates and discovers a flying saucer from outer space. The spaceship’s owner, an alien police officer named Urp, takes over Ted’s body to re-capture the escaped one-eyed alien monster he was transporting, before it multiplies and consumes all the people on Earth. Marshall Urp enlists the aid of a local waitress, Tammy, who is the only human willing to believe in him.

ALIEN TRESPASS is deliberately campy. This often can be kind of stupid and boring, but it’s not here. It’s actually quite fun and comical, especially if you have a fondness for all those low-budget science fiction movies of the 50s. ALIEN TRESPASS is also very clean, unlike most other recent Hollywood spoofs. It nearly perfectly captures the innocence in many 1950s science fiction movies meant for family audiences. There is a hint, however, that, before Tammy learns an alien has taken over his body, she has romantic feelings for the married astronomer, Ted.