Alien Raiders (2008 Warner Full Film)


So what do you do when you want to remake the classic John Carpenter film, The Thing?  Well you don’t.  Never remake this timeless classic!  However; you are allowed to let it inspire you to retell the story in a different setting and have some fun with it.

Enter Alien Raiders!  This film features a ghetto grocery store take on The Thing.  A grocery store is invaded by masked men armed with high powered weapons.  They take hostages and seem to murder a few people right away.  A skinny guy starts grabbing everyone by their heads and seems to start reading their minds or something looking for one of “them”.

Anyone he identifies or interferes, are then exterminated with maximum prejudice.  Eventually a police officer takes down the “psychic” and then in turn is also taken down.  The masked men now have to come up with another way to identify people who have been infected with an alien being.

For a meager budget film it’s not very bad and puts in a very good effort.  It’s actually better than a lot of movies released in theaters or on Syfy these days.  This is a worthy film and great acting and I hope in the future we will see more great independent horror flicks like this!


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