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Astronomers investigate a mysterious meteorite shower in a rural English farm field, - exceptional because the space rocks all fell in a V formation. Dr. Richard Arden, preeminent in the field of extraterrestrial study, is not permitted to accompany his colleagues, including his girlfriend Lee Mason, because he is still recovering from the effects of a recent motor accident. The scientists are summarily taken over by some alien force, and others in the area are dying from a mysterious "crimson plague," which covers their bodies with drops of blood. Temple seems the only person immune to both maladies, so if he can discover the reason for this immunity, he may yet foil the alien plan to take earthlings back to the moon for their own sinister purposes. Written by
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Sentiment! I will not have sentiment interfering with our vital work!
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Excuse me, I'd rather you not enter our alien compound, if you don't mind.
Nine meteorites land in perfect formation in a field in Sussex, and in a plot device that bares no resemblance to Stephen King's The Tommyknockers, aliens take over the bodies of some scientists and some locals and start building a base in order to fire rockets into space. Only Britains top American scientist can stop them, as he's got a steel plate in his head that stops the alien frequencies taking over his body (told you nothing like Tommyknockers).
This guy has got a special reason for trying to break through the alien's electric fence (which they acquired using taxpayers money!), his girlfriend's in there and she's all possessed by the aliens. Actually, the aliens are rather polite with the guy and frequently tell him to get off their property. They've also got these ray gun type things that knock the guy out. Turns out there's other government departments involved and they're all out to get into that compound and give those aliens a bally good thrashing, what.
Our top scientist is as persistent as an NPower salesman and gets into that compound, but not before a plague breaks out in the local village (in rather freaky fashion), so now he's got a girlfriend acting like a mysteron, people dropping dead everywhere, and a crazy sci-fi film set to run around. You'll have to watch the film to find out what happens next (and kick your television screen in depending on what you make of the ending).
Although tame and so very English in it's execution (it's charming in the formal way the aliens interact with our hero), the whole film is a lot of fun. It didn't take long for the aliens to set up their compound so it was nice to see how they could fill out the rest of the running time, which they do successfully, with gun fights, chase scenes and a funny bit where the scientist and his pal make their own versions of alien weapons.
So, if you like people wearing silver on their heads, cheesy alien stations and dodgy visual effects, this film is for you.
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