An alien life form lands on earth and begins to feed off electricity, making it grow to enormous size. The authorities must stop it as it slithers cross-country towards a nuclear power plant.

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Linda Fletcher
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An alien life form lands on earth and begins to feed off electricity, making it grow to enormous size. The authorities must stop it as it slithers cross-country towards a nuclear power plant.

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It feeds on electricity. It's killing the town. One woman's rage will give it the shock of its life.

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Better than the sci-fi made-for-TV today
23 November 2008 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

MIT Engineer and single mom Linda Fletcher (Lisa Hartman) has moved back to her small hometown to live with her dad (Pat Hingle) while she gets a new power plant online for Japanese businessman Shikido (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa). While she starts a budding romance with Sheriff Conway (A Martinez), a meteor shower introduces a half-organic, half-machine alien that grows bigger and stronger when it eats electricity. Thankfully a new power plant isn't being built...oh, crap!

Not to be confused with the Corman NOT OF THIS EARTH flicks, this is a made-for-TV sci-fi flick from the era before The Sci-Fi Channel cornered the market and choked it to death. And while it isn't going to change the face of sci-fi, it is a funny little film with a surprising amount of goo and gore including an exploding body that still makes me wonder how it got past TV censors. Director Jon Hess cut his teeth on flicks like WATCHERS and ALLIGATOR II before this and he knows how to make a competent b-movie. Supporting cast members include William Sanderson, Xander Berkeley, Michael Greene, Luke Edwards and some dude named Ivory Ocean.


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