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 U.S. border.

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Gareth Edwards

Writer:

Gareth Edwards
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scoot McNairy ... Andrew Kaulder
Whitney Able ... Sam Wynden
Mario Zuniga Benavides Mario Zuniga Benavides ... Ticket Seller
Annalee Jefferies ... Homeless Woman
Justin Hall ... Marine
Ricky Catter ... Marine
Paul Archer ... Marine
Kerry Valderrama ... Marine (as Kerry Valderrema)
Jonathan Winnford Jonathan Winnford ... Marine
Stan Wong ... Marine
Anthony Cristo Anthony Cristo ... Marine
Mario Richardson Mario Richardson ... Marine
Jorge Quirs ... Marine
Erick Arce Erick Arce ... Marine
Emigo Munkel Emigo Munkel ... Marine
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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 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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The film was shot opportunistically, with little to no outline of scenes and their direction. The two actors were given a general outline of scenes and simply interacted with one another and the other cast members, all whom are not actors. All the scenes and shots were opportunistic as well. See more »

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After the creature moves away from the gas station the TV screen is visible through the window despite the girl unplugs it seconds before. 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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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Muchos Mescal
Written by Eva Abraham and Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Performed by Eva Abraham and Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Published by and courtesy of Vertigo Music Publishing Limited
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Small budget, big success
9 December 2010 | by neil-476See all my reviews

I understand this is a very low budget movie. If so, it is another example of the marvels which can be worked with a small budget by original and creative people.

Despite the sci-fi trimmings - ostensibly similar to the recent, but vastly inferior, tentacled alien invasion movie Skyline - this is essentially a two-hander road movie with a touch of growing romance thrown in. The hand-held camera adds verite but doesn't jitter so constantly as to stimulate nausea. There are some gorgeous visuals - both spectacular natural shots and also effects shots such as The Wall. And the two unknowns who we accompany on their journey - the gorgeous Whitney Able and the not so gorgeous Scoot McNairy - are both very good.

But most credit must go to Gareth Edwards, the creative force behind this film.


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Country:

UK | Mexico | Guatemala

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsters See more »

Filming Locations:

Yaxha, Maya ruins, Guatemala See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,508, 31 October 2010

Gross USA:

$237,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,060,438
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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