An unknown creature terrorizes an archeological dig in the middle of a desolate New Mexico town.

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In the desert area of Hat Creek, cows are found partially devoured and the farmers believe that a wolf is attacking the cattle. The alcoholic Sheriff Annie Flynn is called by the local farmer Rob Horn to witness the remains of an animal to request reimbursement from the government and for an accident with a tank truck that is blocking the road. However, Annie sooner discovers that an ancient alien creature sent to annihilate life on Earth hundreds of years ago was released by the Indian Kale during an archaeological excavation in the desert. The Indian Caya and a group of travelers stranded in the spot without gas together with Annie and Kale try to find a means to destroy the alien and save mankind. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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When Sheriff Annie Flynn wakes up in her home and makes her cocktail, the liquid's level changes between camera shots. See more »

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Nodin: [examining the alien piece from the crash] This thing is of unnatural organisms.
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Written by Zach Selwyn and Eli Braden
Performed by Zachariah & the Lobos Riders
Taken from the 2006 Papago Records Release "Alcholiday"
© 2006 Desert Hobo Music (ascap)
© 2006 Self Release Music
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Good start, pathetic ending
7 May 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

In this film Emmanuelle Vaugier does her best impersonation of Erica Cerra (the deputy sheriff from the Eureka series) as the sheriff of a small American town. So you have some Amerindians, some annoying hillbillies, farmers, truckers, etc, to which you add some attractive tourists and the ever present "jerk from the city". What else is missing? The monster!

The film actually started pretty good. Obviously low budget, I didn't expect a good monster, only a well presented state of tension. And it did present well. At about half the duration of the movie I thought it is going to be a more serious Tremors, which I also liked. And in a sense it was, only it lost itself in senseless gore, inept "scientific" explanations and silly Indian legends solution.

Bottom line: watch the first half, until the monster is going on the extended killing spree, stop the film, then think all day long about how it should continue. Then get intoxicated and watch the end, laughing your posterior off.


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