A parasitic creature able to inhabit and manipulate people hunts the last person on Earth who knows of the creature's existence.




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Cast overview:
Justin Davanzo ...
Allen Monroe
Stephanie Katz ...
Zoe Kennedy
Emmanuel Maxwell
Frank Aaron ...
Bumbling Henchman
Cray Thomas ...
Pedestrian (as Maria Mastroyannis-Zaft)
Athletic Man
Ed Flanagan ...
John McLear
Detective Gary
Phillip Kelly ...
Detective Donovan
Indian Boy (as Cody Lee)
Taylor Davanzo ...
Vixen #1
Marcie McPherson ...
Vixen #2


A parasitic creature able to inhabit and manipulate people hunts the last person on Earth who knows of the creature's existence.

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Where thousands have fallen, he is all that stands against it.


Adventure | Sci-Fi





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May 2008 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Taegen Carter wrote the script in six months. See more »

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Neat little indie sci-fi/action thriller sleeper
4 December 2014 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

Writer Allen Moore (an excellent and engaging performance by Justin Davanzo) finds out about the existence of an ancient alien parasitic creature known as the shiftling. This creature has the ability to inhabit and manipulate the body of anyone it chooses to take over. Allen must obtain a long lost relic to kill the shiftling or else it will kill him in order to keep its existence a secret from mankind.

Writer/director Taegen Carter relates the absorbing story at a brisk pace, stages the chase and fight set pieces with rip-snorting flair and skill, grounds the fantastic premise in a believable everyday reality, builds a good deal of tension, and puts a welcome and refreshing emphasis on plot and characters over excessive gore and cheap scares. The fine acting by the capable cast keeps the film on track: Davanzo makes for a strong and likable hero, the cute Stephanie Katz shines as Moore's perky and loyal secretary Zoe Kennedy, P. David Miller contributes a spot-on snarly portrayal of evil rich jerk Emmanuel Maxwell, and Frank Aaron supplies hilarious comic relief as one of Maxwell's hopelessly clumsy flunkies. Drew Georgia's sharp and dynamic cinematography provides an impressively polished look. The spirited score by Gordy Haab and Kyle Newmaster hits the stirring spot. A pleasant surprise.

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