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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 ... See full summary »

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Ben Rock

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Julia Fair (screenplay), David Simkins
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Cast

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 Laura Cordova ... Hispanic Nanny
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Inglewood, California, USA See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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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A sub-par sci fi thriller that starts out great and goes rapidly downhill
12 December 2010 | by quinnox-1See all my reviews

I think another reviewer got it right when he said a lot of these positive reviews sound like they were written by cast and crew. Many of these enthusiastic reviews sounded like the boilerplate you would read on the back of the DVD box when checking out the movie at the local video store.

Anyway, the movie seems promising at first and has good suspense and mystery to begin with. I agree with previous reviewers that the beginning and set up of the plot is the best thing this movie has to offer. Once the movie gets completely underway, it loses a lot of appeal and slowly becomes more and more mediocre. Eventually the movie becomes a total bore and then is ruined by an ending that is super unoriginal and dumb. The ending also makes you wonder why you watched this movie in the first place, yes, its that bad.

I'll be generous like the previous reviewer and give it a middling 5 score, and only because the first part is pretty good.


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