I'm rather surprised this movie has received poor reviews. Out of every movie I've posted something about on, this is a movie I want to cherish very much so - and would like to see it again, in better (MUCH better, please) quality - on VHS or DVD. I managed to pick this up again at Ye Olden Days Dos Palos California rental store, and god knows who on Earth owned this previously or what compelled it to get in the hands of mine. Rest assured, it was well worth the quarter I bought it for. For whatever reason, the enormous box it came in said that this movie is worth it's eighty dollars in Canadian money... but to me, it's gotta be at least five dollars in this day and age.
I loved the title. It may say 'Alien Predators', and while the title may be a jab at it's competitors at the same time, it actually does contain a little bit of each. Maybe even 'The Thing', if you think hard on it. Three pals on a trip to Spain come to the land to enjoy some partying out and kicking back for some good times (stay tuned for a very spot-on Rod Serling impersonation by the suave main lead), only to realize there's been a hostile takeover... from aliens! For reasons I am not able to record because of the shoddy television set I was using to play it, they are contractible little buggers feeding off of the humans in the town. As such, the whole place is infected.
There is only one survivor, someone from NASA, played by a very slow-talking Russian who requires the aid of the Scooby Gang to not only find the cure - but spare themselves before it spreads. The army's already moved in fast and has blocked off the only exit. For no readily apparent reason, there is a dumpster truck of Doom that seems to follow them around... with all the excitement of the Flammable Monstertruck from 'Duel' chasing them around. It culminates in an epic roller-coaster chase with one of the dudes fighting him off in a dune buggy all over the town streets. Quite like 'The Italian Job', though considering the action I was seeing all over the place, it might as well be something like 'Vigilante 8' or 'Twisted Metal'.
Unfortunately, after the Russian guy is infected (for reasons I dunno, but considering that he talked at a snail's pace next to Dennis's wisecracking awesomeness, this was for the best), so they must travel on. Unfortunately, despite the army and our heroes's best efforts... it's not only affected the next town over, but Dennis Christopher as well. The ending is deliciously morbid, and I, for one, loved every minute of it.
Please release this again but in a way where I can actually see something not entirely enshrouded in darkness (this goes for you too, Mutant - Jesus, the whole thing is shot in pitch BLUE and BLACK), so I can enjoy this movie once again.
Those who said they didn't like this movie were obviously the ones who grew up watching kiddie movies while all the awesome people loved the horror ones.