meteorite lands on Earth near a site with
two people camping out and a deadly
parasite creature happened to be on board
in which it eats these people and then
later on heads into town and resides in a
basement of a house on a rainy day eating
two of the main residents named Sam
(James Brewster) and Barb (Elissa Neal)
but then some relatives visit the house
including a young boy named Pete (Tom
Deranco) whom is obsessed on monster
movies as well as being fascinated in the
house basement and is in for a shock to
what he finds down there which is this
parasite eating the remains of these
people along with breeding other baby
parasites that crawl around the house and
going to another house next door.
Pete and his brother Charles (Charles
George Hildebrandt) along with his
teenage friends who came over to do their
homework and try to find some way to stop
this monster before it reproduces more of
these parasites in which their plan is to
destroy all humanity in which they paid a
visit to their Aunt Millie (Ethal
Michaelson) and her friends at a next
door luncheon get together as these
parasites were planning a feast on them.
There's some good
shots on two
campers discovering the comet that landed
in their camping are as well as good
shadowy shots on the creature trying to
attack them and them trying to get away
which looked suspenseful.
Good shots on a resident walking down some stairs to
a basement with good shots on him walking
in some water on the floor as well as a
good shadowy shot on a creature and a
good shocked reaction with him being
pulled in which looked quite spooky.
There's a good moment with the residents wife
going down in the basement with the
shadowy shot on the beast approaching her
and then a good shot on the monster
closing in on her as well as this thing
biting the side of her face with her
screaming which almost makes the scene
hard to watch for anyone who has a strong
stomach with the good close up camera
shots on all of this.
A good spooky camera shot looking
up from the stairs of the basement with Aunt Millie seeing if there's anything
down there in the basement and then
closing the door.
Some interesting moments with Pete watching some monster
movies on his little tv set while having
a monster magazine and Aunt Millie calling
him for breakfast. There's some good
conversations with her having
a discussion with the family as well as a
cat wandering around and looking at the
door of the basement being curious as of
what is down there.
There's a good scene between Uncle Herb having a discussion with Pete about his fascination on monster movies
which looked quite well done and good
camera shots on each of these people.
A nice camera shot on Pete putting on a mask and trying to look
creepy while at the doorway to the
basement which looked quite impressive.
Then there's great shots on him going
downstairs into the basement looking
around which truly looked intimidating as
well as a shot on a baby spawn creature
swimming around some water on the floor
with good shots on Pete's face wondering what it is plus there's a
great horror shot on the big creature
growling with a shot on him staring at it in shock. There's also funny
but creepy shots on other baby spawns
eating stuff around the basement as well
as a good shot on someone snapping his fingers and the creatre
showing some attention to it and then
throwing his flashlight over to a corner
which looked pretty impressive on him
trying to find someway to save himself.
A nice camera shot looking up on Charles, Frankie and Ellen looking into a sink
spotting a dead baby spawn and trying to
guess what it is as well as good graphic
close up shots on dissecting it.
Good shots on a carpet moving as
well as a baby creature up near a
staircase with Charles looking stunned by what he's seen.
Good conversations with Aunt Millie and her mother preparing salads for their
friends with a good shot on a baby
creature crawling into a bowl which made
me chuckle a bit as well as a shot on the
bowl being grinded.
There's good close up shots on the
company sitting in the living room
eating the salad and dressing with good
shocked expressions on their faces after
realising what they have tasted.
Good gruesome shots on them screaming and freaking out with the baby
creatures attacking their faces and feet
with Aunt Millie trying to
struggle by getting these things off of
them and rushing them to their car in
which all of this looked truly intense
and disturbing as well as gross and painful to watch all of this happening.
Great shots on the giant spawn's
mouth trying to attack it's victims.
There's great struggling moments with the surviving guests trying
to escape from this giant monster by
locking themselves in a room which looked
A great shot on the monster
closing in on Kathy with the others trying
to get her in the room which looked
tightly shot and suspenseful wondering if
they will save her on time.
There's a good shot on Pete opening
the door and pointing a mask out with a
stick to attract this creature as well as
a shot on him trying to pull a plug into
a socket. There's a great moment when he
gets aggressive to get the creature to
eat it as well as him stabbing the
creature with the stick along with a good
close up shot on him having a terrifying
screaming expression.Bottom line is that I saw clips of
this gory flick on the Terror on
Tape which I was keen on
checking it out even if I was aware that
it was a bad movie but it seemedllike it
was one of those so bad it's good type of
It's certainly very dark, terrifying and
spooky due to it's low budget and even
the monsters looked cheesy but yet deadly
too which is another good pointer.
Of course the story starts off with a
meteorite falling which almost seemed
like a tribute to The Blob
and then it's every child's worst fear of
the basement and watching this would
scare the shit out of them by having
every right to.
The film was quite mysterious and
terrorising with every moment on people
staying at the house wondering what's up
with the door to the basement. You do see
a cat wandering around and I was thinking
to myself "God please don't show a
cat being eaten" and thankfully the
cat was safe.
Of course there's your typical preteen
kid who's obsessed with monster movies
which seems to bring a nice touch to the
film when he goes down in the basement
dressed up and spotting a monster eating
the remains of his relatives which can
psych anyone out who's scared of monster
Of course we spot some women having a get
together and eating a salad with a
creature that was grinded up accidentally
for a dressing of a salad which I thought
to myself "Perfect!" and then
the terror starts with baby monsters
attacking them from all over the areas of
the house which brings on the nice
entertainment in a shocking monster
However, most of the scene's took place
in one house which can seem quite bland
and not enough action elsewhere.
It's a trashy alien monster
flick that doesn't explain how this alien
came to be from the comet that crashed on
Earth and almost seems to borrow a bit
from Alien but taking
place in a basement house instead of a
spacehip. However, but looks like a great
type of drive-in flick nonetheless with a
nice ending leaving a door open for a
sequel like most low budgeter's try to do
to see if there's enough intwerest from
The acting is a
bit off but not overly terrible. Of
course it's due to the low budget values
with the storylines. Of course these
actors remained virtual unknowns. Charles
George Hildebrandt (Charles) seemed to show
off a bit of good energy in his role as a
teenager hanging out with his friends and
doing some projects at home. He also
shows great anxieties when the terror
starts to happen
and does well by getting anxious on telling
the others. His energy was very
much up there.
Tom DeFranco (Pete) had an interesting
personality of a kid who's obsessed with
monster movies making himself a great key
role to the film. Yet he sometimes lacks
due to his facial expressions and really
needed some improvement by doing this
since he was the prime target in the
Ethal Michelson (Aunt Millie) brought some spunk into her
character as the Aunt Millie in which she
seemed to really study hard to this role
and bringing it to life. She seemed quite
outgoing with what she had to do in it as
John Schmerling (Uncle Herb) however as the Uncle
Herb seemed to be just a line reader and
not putting much effort into what he had
to do in it. He stood out well but that
was about it. Of course he's the first
supporting chracter actor to be killed
off which seemed necessary.
There's see through
nightgown on Elissa Neal which
exposes her breats big time
A guy's front is
torn off and the monster eats him alive
A woman's face is torn off and bitten off
A half of corpse from a creature is
revealed with it eating the flesh off the
There's baby creatures tearing off the
flesh on a man in a chair inside out
The baby creatures are chewing at some
woman at a get together
Plenty of fake looking blood splashed
Gorehounds will love every bit of this
There's excellent low
gloomy bonging sounds which really makes
the scene's look quite dark and creepy.
There's terrific flute playing and drum
beats during the closing credits which is
very influential for a low budgeter like
this. There's also some cheesy
synthesizer music and windy music effects
too which also seems to work. Plus during
the opening credits we hear some spooky
type haunting music which sounds
terrific. There were three different
composers for this film in which they all
knew how to combine all their different
creepy sounds in alltogether named Paul
Cornell, Michael Perilstein
and Kenneth Walker.
Millie: [the black cat in the
house crossed her path] Where did he
Pete: That cat is crazy!
Aunt Millie: [closes the
basement door] What is with the
basement this morning?
being attacked by an enormous alien mouth]
Kathy: What... the FUCK was THAT?
Millie: [looking at Bunny's
ceramic animals] I've never seen this
Bunny: He's new!
Aunt Millie: He's big!
Bunny: Don't you just love him?
Aunt Millie: To pieces.
Bunny: Do you know what I've
Aunt Millie: What?
Bunny: A really handsome gorilla.
Aunt Millie: A WHAT?
Bunny: A gorilla! But, they don't
seem to make fine ceramics of the great
apes, for some reason. They are our
nearest relations, you know, the great
apes. But they never left the proverbial
Garden of Eden like we did. Did you know
he's a vegetarian?
Aunt Millie: Who is?
Bunny: The gorilla! No eating the
flesh for him, no sir. He's peace-loving,
Aunt Millie: Good Lord. Mother,