How badly I wanted to see the "thing". I'll label it as thing to avoid spoilers, suffice to say it would have been fantastic if it made a full appearance. Suprisingly there were a couple of legit scary moments- which, regarding current era horror, I seldom experience (CGI is NEVER scary). But having grew up deep in the country, there is nothing scary than the isolation and what could be outside- and this film capatalizes on that.
Such a great flick. Effects are truly fantastic. The music is cheap, eerie and highly effective. There is no time wasted- this one gets right to the good stuff. The actors are great and the story is awesome. So many great scenes- the beginning alien/road scene, the adult birth scene and so many more which are very cool. How is this movie not well known? One of my favorite sci-fi horror blends. Now as for Xtro 2, I can not say the same.
One of the coolest posters ever. If I had a thrash metal band- that would be our debut album cover! But the content- a bit bland. If the marketing team that worked on the poster had only worked on the script. If you are up for a prison slasher then this can't hurt - but after a zillion slashers this month, I needed a bit more personality.