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Alien Raiders -- It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket. But the normal monotony of settling out the cash drawers is broken when a group of masked and armed militants invades the store.
Alien Raiders -- It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake...


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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
Jeffrey Baker .... executive in charge of production
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
Launa Staehle .... prop maker
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
Greg Cohen .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Gregory Cohen)
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
Bob Ivener .... key grip (as Robert Ivener)
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
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
Location Management
Ivo Deranja .... location manager
Eddie Santillan .... assistant location manager
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
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
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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The first feature film to be shot on Panasonic's flagship HD camera, the HPX3000.See more »
Cop #1:You were infected?
Charlotte:Yeah. Didn't take. Too much "better living through chemistry" screws them up real good. The only problem is you gotta keep using to keep them from taking over.
Cop #1:That's the best druggie excuse I've heard.
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47 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Sci Fi Channel Should Take Notes, 26 December 2008
Author: garlick_2 from United States

This movie is definitely not going to win any awards. It's also not going to make any top 10 lists at the end of the year. It won't even make cult status.

What it will do is entertain you & keep you on the edge of your seat.

The premise is simple. A group of independent "alien hunters" have descended on a small town, and specifically a grocery store where they seem to have found the original infection. Do they do the best job securing the location?? No. Do they seem dis organized, and nervous?? Yes. But I think that adds to the plot. These are not trained police officers, or ex military men. They are regular Joe's that have found something that needs to be stopped.

What's most impressive is the way the tension is built throughout the film. You feel the same claustrophobic tension that you get in Splinter, and there's a similar feeling to the great Spanish film "rec" This movie isn't quite as good in quality as those two movies, but there's a good mix of "what the heck is going on" and "how is this whole thing going to end."

There are very limited special effects in this movie, and when used they add to the story, they don't take away. There's almost no CGI, and that's a good thing. The Sci Fi channel could really learn something about creating movies like this, where you have alien invasions without using incredibly cheap and campy CGI, just a little make up, and some cool camera tricks and hold back the pay off till the last minute. It's an easy formula that's been missing from science fiction films for quite some time. Directors have fallen in love with being able to create big creatures, but don't know how to build tension.

Now, the movie does have plot wholes, and relies on some clichés. The one cop that happens to be a hostage negotiator from "the big city." The ending isn't as surprising as they want it to be. Still, for a direct to DVD movie, this is about as good as it gets.

It's science fiction, so suspend disbelief a bit, and imagine how you would react if you were in the characters shoes. It's an enjoyable little trip.

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