Peter Jackson… You know the, the guy that made Lord of the Rings – that guy made this movie. Wow… just wow.
Released in 1987 in New Zealand, this film is probably best described as a cult horror/science fiction film. Low budget, this is Peter Jackson’s first full length feature film. The effects are done by Jackson himself who also stars in the film on screen.
Basically, a New Zealand town’s residents all disappeared and a team of 4 paramilitary/anti-alien fighters are sent to root out the danger.
Turns out the dangers are aliens disguised as humans, who have packaged up the residents of the town as meat for the intergalactic fast food market. Our heroes must defeat the aliens and stop the slaughter.
As stated, this is a low budget film that I read took about 4 years to complete (due to the stated low budget). It definitely feels low budget, but don’t let that stop you: Peter Jackson created an interesting and original, if gross film here. gore and humour interspersed, if you are not easily grossed out, and actually enjoy the kind of movies I write about on this blog, then you might like this. It definitely is interesting to see the expanse of Peter Jackson’s film making skills when you compare this to the Lord of the Rings trilogy that the rest of the World knows him for.
Definitely recommending this one – to those without a weak stomach. Check out the trailer here: