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Alien Raiders (2008)

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A group enters a supermarket at closing time, shoots around and takes hostages. They believe aliens have arrived there then. Cops arrive outside.

Director:

Ben Rock

Writers:

Julia Fair (screenplay), David Simkins
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Philip Newby ... Spooky
Tom Kiesche ... Logan (as Tom Kietsche)
Laura Cordova ... Hispanic Nanny
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Storyline

It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But the normal monotony of rounding up shopping carts and settling out the cash drawers is broken at 11:07pm, just before closing when a group of masked and armed-to-the-teeth militants invades the store, immediately killing several of the employees and shoppers and holding the rest hostage. Though the hostage-takers at first appear to be robbers or terrorists, they reveal themselves to be a cadre of rogue scientists that has discovered and tracked an alien infestation to THIS STORE on THIS NIGHT, and they are determined to find out which of the survivors are extraterrestrials and end the invasion at any cost. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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None of the products in the supermarket have real names although many familiar-looking items appear. For instance, "Sealtest Ice Cream" is spelled "Seeltest." See more »

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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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Considering the low budget this movie was okay
2 February 2009 | by SuperunknovvnSee all my reviews

That old story. A group of people in a closed environment trying to figure out who has been infected with an Alien virus. Does that ring a bell? That's right, it's another "The Thing" rip off. Only this movie had a very restricted budget.

Still, what "Alien Raiders" lacks in financial resources, original plot points or creative ideas for a better title, it makes up with a lot of heart blood. The makers at least try to make this interesting and thrilling and for the most part they succeed.

There are a few flaws, however: Firstly, the Alien Raiders operate like amateurs, which is annoying but forgivable. What's worse is that the monster, once it rears its ugly head, doesn't look menacing or frightening. It's just a guy running around to bad sound effects. That kills a lot of tension. Finally, the twist ending is totally predictable. They could have at least realized it in a more appealing way, but the way the movie ends just makes you shrug your shoulder and wonder why you didn't spend the last one and a half hours re-watching "The Thing".


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Inglewood, California, USA See more »

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