2.0/10
341
12 user 4 critic

Alien Showdown: The Day the Old West Stood Still (2018)

Clip
1:37 | Clip
An alien scout lands on earth in the year 1854. The creature is searching for water and food. Once it finds what it needs, it will call in an invasion fleet. A lone cowboy must stand against the alien invader or all will be lost.

Director:

Rene Perez
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Amstler ... Reinhard / Alien
Nadia Lanfranconi ... Marina
Anthony Sant'Anselmo Anthony Sant'Anselmo ... Telepathic Green & Grey Aliens (voice)
John J. Welsh John J. Welsh ... Professor Kelly
Gemma Donato Gemma Donato ... Lorena
Ted Alderman ... Wallach
Rafael Siegel Rafael Siegel ... Chuchillo
Bonnie Antonini Bonnie Antonini ... Nun
Andrew Boetjer Andrew Boetjer ... Military Guard
Thomas Falzarano Thomas Falzarano ... Carson
James Miller James Miller ... Sentenza
Raymond Isenberg Raymond Isenberg ... Nino
Buck King Buck King ... Townsfolk
Tony Altstatt Tony Altstatt ... Townsfolk
Andreas Abramson Andreas Abramson ... Townsfolk
Learn more

More Like This 

The Punished I (2018)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Wolfgang, a professional mercenary for hire is thrust in the middle of a local dispute when hired by a wealthy benefactor. But when he develops a friendship with a young orphan and a local ... See full summary »

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: Robert Amstler, Ian Dalziel, Robert Koroluck
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A martial artist, trained by the military to become an assassin, begins to question himself after killing someone who didn't deserve to die. He now must face not only his demons, but his ... See full summary »

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: Chase Bloomquist, John Schneider, Emily Sweet
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

A mysterious presence has threatened humanity for hundreds of years as it lurks in the frozen wastes people avoid. It takes two groups of adventurers, separated in time, to defeat her and the army of demons and monsters she can summon.

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: Nadia Lanfranconi, Iren Levy, Aurelia Scheppers
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

It's the return to a world of bloodthirsty zombies: Lt. Colonel Sawyer and the residents of the last survivor camp face more and more severe undead attacks.

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: Colin Bryant, Mingyu Chu, Alanna Forte
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

When serial killer Havoc escapes from his prison, there is no holding back. He descends upon unsuspecting lovers in their cabin get away. The world's most brutal killer is loose and his ... See full summary »

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: Nicole Stark, Kyle Clarke, John Scuderi
Horror | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

A psychotic killer has found a new hunting ground. A place where people frequently go missing. The American frontier.

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: Karin Brauns, Robert Bronzi, Colin Bryant
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Stina a single mother has fallen on hard times. When she has hit rock bottom she is offered a job on a reality horror show, with the promise of a million dollars to the winner. The group of... See full summary »

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: Richard Tyson, Karin Brauns, Elonda Seawood
War Machine (2010)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A terrorist threat rises from the third world, and its target is the United States of America. A fanatical would-be dictator devises a plan to overthrow the American government. The U.S ... See full summary »

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: Robert Amstler, Marco Álvarez, Ute Werner
Cabal (2020)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

A military assassin is hired to hunt down and eliminate a bloodthirsty serial killer who is committing murders in a forbidden forest.

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: J.D. Angstadt, Michael Arnel, Linda Bott
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

A serial killer is purposely released from an asylum for the criminally insane so that he can continue his rampage.

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: Natasha Blasick, Richard Tyson, Charlie Glackin
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

A sheriff must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcano eruption and fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by a curse.

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: Danny Trejo, Thomas Downey, Moniqua Plante
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Blair Jensen, a young mother, get's released out of prison after being arrested on multiple drug charges one year earlier. On the day of the release, Blair received shocking news that her ... See full summary »

Director: Rene Perez
Stars: Derek W. Adam, Reggie Bannister, Karin Brauns
Edit

Storyline

An alien scout lands on earth in the year 1854. The creature is searching for water and food. Once it finds what it needs, it will call in an invasion fleet. A lone cowboy must stand against the alien invader or all will be lost.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

cowboy | See All (1) »

Taglines:

The Old West don't take kindly to strangers. See more »


Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed near Mt Lassen, CA. Mt Lassen appears in several backgrounds. See more »

Soundtracks

Sword in Stone
Written by Risto R Muzik & Andrew Raiher
See more »

User Reviews

 
Spoof? "Predator" tribute? Or just downright stupidity?
20 May 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, well, well... "Alien Showdown: The Day the Old West Stood Still" (or "Alien Predator War"), yep it is one of those movies alright. Whether this movie is a spoof, an actual movie or an homage to the "Predator" franchise, well I suppose that is depending on how you approach this movie. It was blatantly copying so many things from the "Predator" movies.

You have an alien spacecraft crashing on Earth and an armored extraterrestrial emerging from the wreckage, in a suit that looks like a discount version of a predator outfit that was put together in a tool shed out in the backyard. And the face of this creature was a down-right imitation of the predator's, except they didn't manage to actually make it capable of opening up like the predator's did. And of course, the weaponry and the wrist-panel was also there. Copy, copy, copy...

And lets move on to the main character, Reinhard (played by Robert Amstler), of course he had to be a German cowboy with a lovely Schwarzenegger-imitated accent. It was just painful to witness. As for the acting here, well don't get worked out, because there is no acting going on, it is basically just running through a forest and shooting at a man in a plastic and rubber alien suit.

This is without a doubt a low budget and an amateurish movie, but they actually did manage to pull it off well enough, despite its lack of a proper storyline and despite its complete rip off of the "Predator" concept. The movie was just bad enough to actually be entertaining. This is the type of movie that requires no brain activity at all.

The thing I loved the most about this movie was that this top secret project about the alien transmitter at the top of the mountain, had just a single guard posted at a random location on the side of the forested mountain, standing at a gate. It was just epically stupid. One man to guard an entire mountain, to which you could easily go around and just scale the mountainside from any location to get to the transmitter. It was hilarious. Thumbs up on that one!

And also the fact that Reinhard's skeleton was there without the garments he wore back in 1854, as they had deteriorated and crumbled away to the decay of time, but still his journal had survived. I guess paper is just all the more durable to the ravages of time compared to fabric of clothing. Right, indeed!

This movie is the type of movie you just watch for a laugh at the stupidity of it all, and how cheesy and badly acted that it is. It is the type of movie you watch when you are seriously hung over and don't have to use your brain at all. It is the type of movie you watch once and never ever again, being left with a notion of 'seriously?'

Although amateurish and low budget, it did fare better than many other low budget movies. It is not amongst the worst of such movies I have seen. But don't have your hopes up too high...


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Cowboys Vs. Aliens See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed