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Invasion of the Pod People (2007)

After a meteor shower in California, Melissa feels that her co-workers and her boss Samantha that work in the agency owned by Vickland are acting differently after receiving a weird plant. ... See full summary »

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Justin Jones

Writers:

Ron Magid (story), Jay Marks (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Kessler Erica Kessler ... Melissa (as Erica Roby)
Jessica Bork ... Samantha
Sarah Lieving ... Louise
Danae Nason ... Billie
Shaley Scott ... Taylor
Michael Tower Michael Tower ... Vickland
David Shick David Shick ... Andrew
Amanda Ward ... Casey
Marat Glazer Marat Glazer ... Alexander
Lorraine Smith Lorraine Smith ... Bailey
Teri Fruichantie Teri Fruichantie ... Gianna (as Teri Hunter Fruichantie) (credit only)
Leigh Scott Leigh Scott ... Zach
Elliot Salter Elliot Salter ... Pawn Broker
Justin Jones Justin Jones ... James
Nathaniel Magnuson Nathaniel Magnuson ... Photographer (as Nat Magnuson)
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Storyline

After a meteor shower in California, Melissa feels that her co-workers and her boss Samantha that work in the agency owned by Vickland are acting differently after receiving a weird plant. She shares her fears with her colleague Billie and with Detective Alexander that are the only persons that she can trust. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

They will replace your body and devour your soul.

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Pod People See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released to capitalize on The Invasion (2007). See more »

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References The Legend of Bloody Jack (2007) See more »

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I'll give some credit, Invasion of the Pod People is not among The Asylum's worst
23 September 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

In all honesty though that is not saying all that much. It is better than the likes of 2012: Doomsday, Alien Origin, Titanic II, Transmorphers, AVH: Alien vs. Hunter, Death Racers, War of the Worlds 2 and Universal Soldiers, but it is nowhere near tolerable(of the Asylum's movies I've seen so far their best has been I Am Omega, which was only on the decently-average side). Eric Roby is decent, but his performance is the only asset that is that. The special effects are thankfully at least not overused but they are still very artificial looking, but the dark unfocused lighting and the hopelessly choppy editing were what cheapened the film visually. The music is forgettable and repetitive, while the sound effects were even worse, there is far too much muddied noise in the background in every scene that sometimes the dialogue is incoherent. And speaking of the dialogue, it's no great shakes either, very cheesy and lacking any kind of flow, while the story is thin and predictable with scenes that either drag on or abruptly end. The characters are ones you don't learn anything about and also get on your nerves, and the rest of the acting shows no charisma or inspired line delivery whatsoever. The ladies are hot but their talent ends there. So in conclusion, really bad but The Asylum have done much worse. 2/10 Bethany Cox


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