Aliens Vs Rednecks is a fairly popular Sci-Fi/Horror subgenre. In it, we have Critters
, Galaxy Invader
, and Feeders
. Night Feeders
does nothing to deviate from the usual formula of these films. Altough I do believe it is the first movie in history where the fat redneck guy gets the girl in the end, there's not a whole load of originality here. But man is there ever entertainment value!
The plot is nothing new. A meteor crashes near a backwater town, and some blue collars on a hunting trip end up having to fend off the homicidal aliens the meteor unleashes. It brings nothing new to the premise, but the film delivers plenty of tight suspense scenes and decent alien vs human shootouts. The aliens look cool and are really nasty buggers, even though the CGI used to portray them is rather terrible. Occasionally a so-so puppet is used, but for the most part the director opted for a computer-generated menace. But I guess it was for the best, what with all the scenes of two to five aliens on screen at once.
As I've said a bit earlier, Night Feeders
is a rather entertaining film. Its nothing spectacular, but the script, acting, and direction are somewhat above average for a film like this. But again, the effects could've used some work. If your looking for a decent Sci-Fi Monster flick to kill two hours on a rainy day, Night Feeders
delivers the goods.
1/2 out of five
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