A dysfunctional family
moves to a military base for the summer
so one of them named Steve Malone (Terry
Kinney) who is an EPA inspector can
inspect some toxic products.
His daughter named Marti (Gabrielle
Anwar) encounters a soldier at the gas
station washroom and advises her to not
sleep, because they get you when you
sleep. She just thinks that he's a
nutcase and carries on to what she is
doing at the base.
She runs into a wild teenager named Jean
Platt (Christine Elise) , the daughter
of the general in charge of the base, and
the helicopter pilot Tim Young (Billy
Wirth). Both to whom she became very fond
of but her father disapproves of them
after she comes home late as well as
catching her drinking underage which
makes things sticky for the two of them.
The two of them encounter the locals
there acting very strangely especially
the youngest son named Andy (Reilly
Murphy) after his strange incident in
pre-school thinking that everyone there
Andy encounters his mother dying and a
clone of her appears in front of him but
no one believes him when he tells his
family that his Mom is dead.
But suddenly, both Steve and Marti are in
for a deadly surprise once they fall
asleep to what Mommy has planned for both
We spot a fairly suspenseful scene with
a character as a solider gas station attacking the
lead character Marti Malone in
a gas station washroom only to warn her
about the dangers but it looked fairly
There is a real strange moment with a
pre school teacher instructing the
children to hold up their artwork and a
good shot on the pictures too which is of
course the same artwork.
A good shot on a child named Andy Malone running away and has a good
brief discussion with Tim Young about him running away from bad people.
Perfect shots on the locals
picking up some pods in a swampy looking
We have a realistic dysfunctional
discussion between Marti and Steve having an argument about her
being late and drinking.
A nice shot on Andy pouting
when Carol tells him to go to
bed and then acts cold telling him to do
as she says.
A nice camera shot on Carol's hands massaging Steve's back as
well as a good shot on Marti sleeping in a bathtub listening to music.
Suddenly some vines come out on both Steve and Marti which is at a
good and terrifying pace.
The action looked good with Marti freaking out after seeing her clone in
the bathtub and all three of them
and both her and Andy are trying to run
away from the madness in the house.
Nice shots on people running out on the street.
There's a great shot on Tim Young grabbing Marti and pointing a
gun towards Steve as it was really
intense wondering if he was a clone or not but he
almost convinces himself that he's not
which was well done.
Good shots on Andy acting
menacing in a helicopter towards Tim and Marti.
Bottom line here is that at first I
wondered if this film was a sequel to Invasion
of the Body Snatchers as the
story is totally different but sadly just
It is rather boring and pointless but a
few good performances here and there but
nothing to brag about either.
It is a good look at a dysfunctional
family however, it makes you think you'd
prefer it that way after what is
happening to everyone.
The acting is
fairly descent for this boring remake as
we have a nice performance by lead
actress Gabrielle Anwar (Marti Malone) playing
a typical teenager going through a
rebellious phase with her parents making
her character realistic. Plus does a nice job convincing to someone on a situation that isn't true and bringing this to life. In another part of the story knew on how to belt it out to shoot someone.
Christine Elise (Jen Platt) plays well as a wild
teenager in the film bringing alot of
spunk to her role.
Child actor Reilly Murphy (Andy Malone) seemed
to bring his part across very well as a
scared and confused child and does well with his screaming reactions.
Supporting actor Forest Whitaker (Major Collins) brough
his intesnity across marvellously as he
always does a great job in shows. He especially knew on how to act
intense by pointing a gun at someone.
Meg Tilly (Carol Malone) proved to be a worthy
chracter as well playing the clone of the
stepmother having a cold and
expressionless sounding voice to her
part plus does well acting expressionless walking slowly down a
hallway almost evil like in one part of the scene. She also does well at acting soothing
with wide eyed expressions by demanding to someone to give in and there is no escape. Does well with her wide jawed expressions by pointing out in another scene of the story.
There's a vagina and brief
breast shot on supporting actress Meg
Tilly walking into her bedroom
We have a breast shot on Gabrielle
Anwar lying on a mattress as a body
A man is melted while blood
pours out of him.
The music by Joe
Delia is classically satisfactory
but nothing too special except for on the
Marti Malone: They
get you when you sleep.
Carol Malone: Where
you gonna go, where you gonna run, where
you gonna hide? Nowhere... 'cause there's
no one like you left.