Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life form began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain “the creatures”…… Our story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. (Source: IMDB)

I’m noticing that the small independent films are a lot more satisfying than anything Hollywood has been making recently. Especially in the realm of Horror and SciFi. And, with only having a budget of $500,000 – they did a pretty damned good job.

The “Monsters” are not so inventive.. basically octopi with legs, but, fairly well rendered and lit into the scene, where a lot of Hollywood types would say “I just paid a million for this monster, I want to see every pour in his skin!” it would certainly been too much, and the hidden charm here is that the monsters aren’t completely visible.

The story itself isn’t deep at all.. just a couple of people trying to get through to the US safe zone, through mexico and the southern US, while dealing with unsavory people-smugglers and militants.

It seems to have an underlying theme of the immigrant, being smuggled into the US. But, I could be reading too much into it.

Author: Jethal