The serial-killer Hud Masters and his partner Logan have been recruited by a governmental agency to hunt down aliens that can survive for a period inhabiting human bodies. Logan reports their murders to her boss Frank Russo, a family man married with Stacy Russo with a daughter, who has a team to remove the bodies and any evidence. When an alien switch bodies to escape from Hud, Lt. Murcer, Lt. Clark and the coroner Santo are forced to return the bodies and Hud, who had been captured by the detectives, to Frank that explains that one hundred aliens from an evolved race had moved to Earth since their planet is doomed. Now Hud has to chase the dangerous Leader, who has adapted to the atmosphere of our planet and wants to breed. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The budget for this film was only thirty-five thousand dollars. It was originally conceived and shot as an HD experiment in twelve days. The director wanted to shoot a small film using HD cameras and mostly practical lighting. See more »
I saw the movie at a screening in Los Angeles about 4 months ago or so, at a film festival.
I discovered Choker through the movie's writer and director Nick Vallenlonga's IMDb page. I found out about him after seeing an earlier movie of his, Corporate Ladder which starred Tony Denison and Jon Pollito, who both used to be on Crime Story together.
Anyway, I got to see Choker and I was impressed by the actors performances. My favorite in the film was the alien "leader", Haley DuMond. She can really act and I see she is in Vallenlonga's upcoming film as well, nice. The rest of the cast were also very good: Tony Denison was great as usual. Robert Shafer provided some well timed humor. Colleen Porch was the "beauty" of the movie, and the lead, Paul Sloan, was intense.
This movie was fun and did what it what meant to do, entertain.
Choker is not a huge budget production so don't expect complex CGI or anything really fancy. The movie was somewhat serious at times, somewhat tongue in cheek sci-fi at times. If you want to watch this movie , watch it with the intent of having fun. What I got out of it was kind of a 50's B sci-fi flick set in present time.
DuMond and Denison were not at the screening I attended, unfortunately, but Shafer, Harry Manfredini (who composed all the Friday the 13ths), Paul Sloan and Vallenlonga were there.
It's coming out on DVD and I recommend checking it out. I for one am hoping that the DVD contains a simultaneous director's commentary feature. It would be interesting to hear how quickly a particuar scene was shot since Choker was filmed in a little over a week.
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