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Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

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Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over North America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures"...... Our story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. Written by Annon

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After Six Years, They're No Longer Aliens. They're Residents. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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3 December 2010 (UK)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$20,508 (USA) (29 October 2010)

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$237,301 (USA) (24 December 2010)
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In the scene when the guerrilla is retelling his experience with one of the monsters and explains how it was over 100m tall, he is actually talking about an encounter a relative had with a UFO. See more »

Goofs

Toward the beginning of the film when Sam and Andrew are first attempting to purchase ferry ride tickets to the U.S., the worker informs them that tickets currently cost 4,000 Colones due to high demand. A Colón is the currency found in Costa Rica and 4,000 colones is equivalent to about 8 U.S. Dollars. See more »

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Title Card: Six years ago... NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A space probe was launched to collect samples but broke up during re-entry over Mexico. Soon after new life forms began to appear and half of the was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today... The Mexican & US military still struggle to contain 'the creatures'...
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Letter From Mexico
Written by Eva Abraham and Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Performed by Eva Abraham & Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Published by and courtesy of Vertigo Music Publishing Limited
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Less action than expected, but 9/10 imagery, acting, and direction.
1 October 2010 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

The first 3 reviews said it all. Amazing movie for a $15k budget. Amazing shots and scenery, good plot line, great acting from leads. Decent monsters and action, when it occurs. I'm starting to think it's the soundtrack that makes a movie seem "big". This movie's eerie sounds, and tension building strings draw you in, like a blockbuster. Can't believe this guy wrote, directed, edited and did the efx. A++++

And ignore the whiny babies crying about this and that. They'd rather watch blood pour out of a corpse than a decent piece of acting. As long as you don't expect another Cloverfield, you should be surprised by a unique cinematic experience. ;)


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