Alien Trespass (2009)


Produced, Written & Directed by: R.W. Goodwin

Written by: Steven P. Fisher

Story by:
James Swift & Steven P. Fisher


Eric McCormack .... Ted Lewis / Urp
Jenny Baird .... Tammy
Dan Lauria .... Cheif Dawson
Robert Patrick .... Officer Vernon
Jody Thompson .... Lana Lewis
Aaron Brooks .... Cody
Sarah Smyth .... Penny

Andrew Dunbar .... Dick
Sage Brocklebank .... Stu

Release Dates:
Palm Springs International Film Festival: January, 2009; Limited Theatrical: April 3, 2009; Phoenix Film Festival: April 4, 2009; Fantasia Film Festival: July 19, 2009





Set in the 1957, a spaceship crashes a UFO crashes near a California desert witnessed by many locals surrounding it as one of them named Ted Lewis (Eric McCormack) is celebrating his anniversary with his wife Lana (Jody Thompson) by having a barbeque as well as two teens named Dick (Andrew Dunbar) and Penny (Sarah Smyth) who are at lovers lane in which this spaceship nearly crashes in front of them.
A metallic looking alien named Urp approaches out of the ship unharmed but his one eyed monster named Ghota manages to escape and while Ted goes to explore what has crash landed, Urp borrows his body in order to find Ghota as this creature sucks the life out of humans and Urp is the only one who can stop this thing.
He goes to the aid of a local waitress at a diner named Tammy (Jenny Baird) to help him find Ghota but Tammy doesn't believe him at first that Ted's body has been taken over, yet she realises that he has been acting strange at the same time and then witnesses this creature.
The two of them try to go to the aid of the police including Chief Dawson (Dan Lauria) and Officer Vernon (Robert Patrick) but they laugh at their story and don't believe neither of them so it's up to the two of them to find Ghota before the town becomes extinct


A very interesting flick which the makers tried very hard to make it look like a film done in the 50's which takes place that time and it does work just like what you'd see in a Grindhouse flick making those types look like a 70's exploited film. There's the cheesy performances and effects too.
I do enjoy the beginning of the film which shows black and white news broadcasts on the event of the UFO but I was thinking to myself I hope it won't show constant segments throughout the film which it didn't but only during the beginning of it which I found totally necessary.
There's many good shots on the characters like for example a married couple Ted and Lana in the backyard doing a barbeque with their nice romantic dialogue and then getting excited when they spot a meteorite crashing miles away. Plus there's a great shot on a teenage couple named Lana and Cody in their car with a bright light flashing on them and panicking that this object will crash into them which looked fairly cheesy but energetic which shows a nice summer night feel to it. Plus, there's a hermit spotting this which looks similar to a segment in The Blob or Stephen King's character in a Creepshow chapter and thought to myself "A Good tribute touch" and it doesn't look like something trying too hard to look like a retro flick with the settings in which they made this moment so cleverly done and can fool you that it was shot back then.
I also enjoyed watching scene's in a diner which looked totally 50's and not trying to look 50's with some redneck sheriff's hitting on a sexy looking waitress which brought some humor together nicely.
There's a good moment during at a breakfast table with Lana talking to her Dad which is Ted and him acting strange with shots on him opening up a salt container and pouring it on the table trying to analise it with her getting a little uncomfortable which looked good and showing some descent comedy elements.
While watching this I did think to myself if this was basically a plain sci-fi comedy and not a horror as it shows a space alien with a one eyed creature but it didn't seem too scary. However, I did think to myself that back then it would be considered a sci-fi horror cause that creature would scare viewers back then plus when this creature attacked someone they turned into sludge so I guess this would be a marketable horror flick cause it shows this monster going around neighborhoods scaring residents.
There's even a good shot on a kid running up to his room and the creature approaching him which looked creepy.Along with a great shot on an officer getting grabbed by this monster and being pulled in with energetic shot on him struggling.
There's a good moment with a woman named Tammy spraying salt on the monster while she's pitted in the diner against it with nice camera shots on all of this.
There's nice shots on a few people trying to escape from a movie theatre with the monster's cornering them and then a nice shot on Baird with a vacuum cleaner spraying salt on the creatures. Then there's a nice shot on good old Ted coming in to save the day with his weapons on them.
Botom line is this film looks like a convincing sci-fi horror monster alien drive-in flick and can have you fooled that it was shot back in the 1950's if it didn't have today's known actors starring in it. It also reminds you of something like The Blob and other outspace creature's invading a small town which even has a movie theatre showing The Blob with these creatures invading the cinema but yet the story doesn't seem to go anywhere that much and can be quite bland. Still it can be fun to watch with a group of friends with alot of popcorn and drinks while watching it.

The acting was not too bad at all in which lead actor Eric McCormack (Ted Lewis / Urp) knew how to portray a loving husband for the fisrt bit in the film with an outgoing attitude and then really knew how to change his personality when his body was taken over by an alien by acting expressionless forcing his words out and behaving like a robot. He brought two different characteristics in a satisfactory level.
Jenny Baird
(Tammy) showed a great powerful personality in her role with getting to the point of things as well as being tough when she needed to be. She was the most energetic and characteristic part in the film out of everyone and was alot of fun to watch her really bring everything out. Two thumbs up.
Dan Lauria
(Chief Dawson) was perfect as a police chief by showing a great obnoxious attitude along with his loudness and sometimes losing control by getting anxious when people claim about the monster business. He was the best actor I found in the film and most energetic too.
Robert Patrick
(Officer Vernon) played a great rough neck sheriff with his gruff speaking along with his flirtatious behavior. He also had some good timing with his comedy and then getting serious later on which worked nicely. He shows some good tough guy expressions as well.
Sarah Smyth
(Penny) did well with her gentle behavior and acting insecure about what's going on around her too. She also showed a cheesy personality when she gets scared by these monsters but again she did it in good taste.
Sage Brocklebank
(Stu) really brought some interesting characteristics as a greaser type in the film who likes to have a good time and performed a great outgoing behavior in his part of the film and proving that he can be one of the key members to the storyline.

The music sounds very 50's sci-fi horror like with the high pitched quiverring sounds like you hear by wiggling a metal saw for alot of the scene's plus there's alot of great adventureous mainstream classical music with trombone playing as well as hearing the odd quivering violin playing too which sounded extremely strong bringing it all together composed by Louis Febre.