I'll be the first to admit that it took repeated viewings for me to fully appreciate Alien Beach Party Massacre, but repetition is where the true genius of this opus is discovered. Gizzarelli's alcohol-fueled, profanity laden, sun-soaked nightmare takes a hold of what the genre should be, then probes it like a newly abducted hillbilly.
Shot on a shoe-string budget at a pace that keeps you on the edge of your seat, this movie proves the theory that a timeless concept doesn't need millions of dollars to realize a well written script.
And this thriller still packs a punch!
While other ham-handed popcorn flicks from the same era (Independence Day immediately comes to mind) look remarkably dated, Alien Beach Part Massacre stands as a testament to the filmmakers sometimes hallucinatory, mostly inspired vision of what the future could be.
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