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  (in credits order)

Carlos Bernard ... Aaron Ritter

Mathew St. Patrick ... Seth Steadman

Rockmond Dunbar ... Kane

Courtney Ford ... Sterling

Jeffrey Licon ... Benny (as Jeff Licon)

Samantha Streets ... Whitney

Derek Basco ... Manny

Bonita Friedericy ... Charlotte
Bryan Krasner ... Moody

Keith Hudson ... Chambers

Joel McCrary ... Tarkey
Joseph Steven Yang ... Ulrich
Philip Newby ... Spooky

Tom Kiesche ... Logan (as Tom Kietsche)

Laura Cordova ... Hispanic Nanny

Mark Anthony Vazquez ... Walker

Roberta Bassin ... Boozy Woman / Marcy

Tom Noga ... Teacher

Travis Guba ... Phoenix Cop

McKay Stewart ... Cop #1

Andrew Ableson ... Cop #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matthew R. Anderson ... Dying Supermarket Patron (uncredited)

Kathleen Parker ... Mother (uncredited)

Directed by
Ben Rock 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julia Fair  screenplay
David Simkins  written by

Produced by
Aaron Billet .... associate producer
Steve Ecclesine .... producer
Aaron Goldstein .... associate producer
John Jackson .... associate producer
Lawreen E. Kayl .... line producer
Tony Krantz .... producer
Daniel Myrick .... producer
Reece Pearson .... associate producer
John Shiban .... producer
Original Music by
Kays Al-Atrakchi 
Cinematography by
Walt Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Augie Hess 
Casting by
John Jackson 
Production Design by
Frank Bollinger 
Art Direction by
Russell M. Jaeger 
Set Decoration by
Eden Barr 
Costume Design by
Danielle Launzel 
Makeup Department
Trent Cotner .... makeup artist
Bryn E. Leetch .... hair stylist
R.J. McCasland .... makeup artist
Brian McManus .... key makeup artist
Krystal Melton .... assistant makeup artist
Myke Michaels .... makeup department head
Myke Michaels .... special makeup designer
Abby Roll .... key hair stylist
Mark Villalobos .... special makeup effects artist
Richard Wetzel .... key makeup artist
Production Management
George Rizkallah .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Berlandi .... second second assistant director
John Pontrelli .... first assistant director
Brian Relyea .... second assistant director
Art Department
Frank Aldapa .... construction medic
Jamie Lynn Anderson .... on-set dresser
Querquia Backman .... art department production assistant
Albert Bianchini .... on-set dresser
Jonathan Buchanan .... property master
Liza Chenault .... set dresser
Jon De Pabon .... paint boss
Daniel M. Donato .... art department intern
Philip Fitzpatrick .... set dresser
Slade Hammer .... lead man
Douglas R. Johnson .... head painter
Christopher W. Jones .... construction coordinator
Tandy Kyne .... art department intern
Will Meugniot .... storyboard artist
Ben Page .... propmaker
Steven L. Rapak .... carpenter
Launa Staehle .... assistant art director
Walter Weiss .... general foreman
Mark Achilles White .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Levent Erdogan .... foley editor
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Judah Getz .... foley mixer
Dick Hansen .... production sound mixer
Scott Hinkley .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Kaleta .... boom operator
Cody King .... sound effects editor
Richard Kitting .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Zach Michaelis .... foley artist
Brian Naguit .... assistant sound editor
Michael Parlett .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Graham Denman .... special effects
Mark Koivu .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Thomas D. Moser .... visual effects
Dan Schmit .... visual effects producer
Matthew R. Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Melissa Barker .... stunts
Ken Clark .... stunt double
Leigh Hennessy .... stunts
Michael 'Pugita' Kobayashi .... stunt double
Brandon Molale .... stunts
Nick Plantico .... stunt double
Scott Rosen .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Todd Nicholas Allen .... camera production assistant
Robert Reed Altman .... camera operator
Brian Bernstein .... additional camera operator
Charity Bidegain .... camera production assistant
Gregory Cohen .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Donovan Davis .... best boy
Donovan Davis .... grip
Eric Dyson .... first assistant camera operator:
Dave Egerstrom .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Charles Gauthier .... camera production assistant
Alex Gaynor .... lighting technician (as Alex O. Gaynor)
Cameron Gordon .... set lighting technician
Randal Grimm .... grip
Tom Howard .... lighting technician
Donald S. Hubbell .... grip
Robert Ivener .... key grip
Daniel Kauahi .... dolly grip
Joel Kitto .... grip
Steven A. Lundgren .... gaffer
Annie McEveety .... camera operator
David Sheetz .... gaffer: second unit
Mary F. Stankiewicz .... first assistant camera: "a" camera: Washington D.C.
Chris Tonkovich .... assistant chief lighting technician
Martijn Veltman .... rigging gaffer
Ronald Viveros .... best boy grip
Albee Winbush .... electrician
Linda Wu .... second assistant camera: "b" camera: "c" camera
Animation Department
Trent Cotner .... creature designer
Casting Department
Teresa Affleck .... casting assistant
Kryz Khaewkhum .... casting assistant
Carla Lewis .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rochelle Best .... costume supervisor
Alison Carrelli .... key costumer
Alison Carrelli .... key set costumer
Jill Chizever .... assistant costume designer
Laura Neeff .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jennifer Hunter .... assistant editor
Emily Koonse .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Aaron Goldstein .... music supervisor
Steven A. Saltzman .... music editor
Transportation Department
Leslie C. Blenkhorn .... driver
Joe Breuer .... driver
David M. Frish .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... camera car driver
Pablo Gonzalez .... driver
Donny Joseph .... driver
Craig Lietzke .... transportation coordinator
Tom Lyons .... driver
Dale Moser .... driver
Joel Renfro .... transportation captain
Scott Sampson .... construction driver
John Simanovich .... transportation co-captain
Michael P. Walsh .... driver
Other crew
Duane Abernathy .... assistant craft service
Martin Alcala .... production accountant
Tom Ara .... legal counsel
Tom Cabral .... accounting clerk
Thatiana Viana Cruz .... office production assistant
Ivo Deranja .... location manager
Sierra Donley .... production assistant
Marc Garcia .... set medic
David Lazarus .... craft service
Carlos G. Lopez .... assistant production coordinator
Bacilio Martin .... first assistant chef
Emily McLaughlin .... assistant: Mr. Shiban
Nanna Mourad .... head chef
Reece Pearson .... assistant: Mr. Krantz
Eddie Santillan .... assistant location manager
Kim Rocco Shields .... script supervisor
Rosana Tomas .... production coordinator
Jennifer Diane Torres .... production assistant
Justin Trimm .... set production assistant
Mike Tristano .... armorer
Sean Williamson .... set production assistant
Rayshelle Willis .... first assistant accountant
Michael Hexum .... weapons (uncredited)
Matt Baxter .... special thanks
Alicia Conway .... special thanks
Bob DeRosa .... special thanks
Jieho Lee .... special thanks

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Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images and language
85 min
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
So Much Better Than One Might Expect, 3 February 2009
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A group of former rocket scientists (presumably, as they worked for jet propulsion laboratories) takes over a small town supermarket in order to find and stop the spread of an evil alien menace. Things go a bit off track when their spotter dies and they have to resort to secondary methods in order to determine who is or isn't an alien.

There is a message board thread for this film that bears the title, "Ruined by a Bad Name". I could not agree with this more. I was aware of the film's existence for months and was hesitant to see a film called "Alien Raiders", because it's frankly a really stupid name. Even when my review copy arrived, I was reluctant to give it a fair chance simply because I figured that creative people would be able to find a better name...

But judging a book by its cover or a movie by its title can be unfair. And this falls in that category, as "Alien Raiders" really isn't all that bad. It's certainly not great -- it went straight to DVD for a reason -- but nothing that's going to cause you to go brain dead or regret hanging out with your friends and enjoying some tasty Scotch and beer whilst the film rolls.

The special effects were pretty decent and should be highlighted. There were aspects I hated (such as the night vision, which isn't a shock if you realize how close the director was to "The Blair Witch Project"). There were aspects I disliked, such as the alien thrashing back in forth in strobe-o-vision. But other parts, such as the regeneration and the alien makeup, were quite good. Not as good as, say, John Carpenter's "The Thing", but few films are.

We are also treated to the high and low end of acting and character development. We are given two actors/characters who are polar opposites on the scale of enjoyability. Samantha Streets brings us "Whitney", the female protagonist. She's an important part of the film, and I suspect this may open some doors for Streets. But, we also have Rockmund Dunbar as "Kane", a gun-toting loudmouth who plays a very stereotypical "angry black man", and even pushes it a bit far. He's got no depth at all. I enjoyed Dunbar on "Prison Break", but if this is the sort of role he's going to choose for movies, just stay home.

I don't know that this is the sort of film you should run out and see right away. There are other fine options to choose from, including Raw Feed's "Otis" if you haven't seen that yet. "Alien Raiders" offers a nice "body snatcher" story, and held my attention firmly for its duration, so that's a plus. I'm torn -- don't go out of your way to avoid it, but don't add it to the top of your Netflix queue. This is more of a backup plan.

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Ruined by a Bad Name. Change it please! mysticwit
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