Monday, June 20, 2016


Pod Movie Review

Siblings Ed (Dean Cates) and Lyla (Lauren Ashley Carter of Jug Face fame) travel to assist their brother Martin (Brian Morvant), a war veteran who may or may not have captured an alien. This 2015 horror film relies strongly on slowly building suspense, and after struggling a little to get going, the movie does eventually start pulling the viewer in. There's a lot of bickering amongst the siblings as Martin tries to convince them the government is spying on him and he is housing an alien, Ed tries convincing Martin he's nuts, and Lyla...well, I think she just wants a drink. As a viewer you try to figure out what's real, what isn't, is the government really involved, and who will survive. A lot of people have compared this movie to the 2006 film Bug.

I'd be offended too

Okay, I guess I can see that comparison somewhat, but I hate the movie Bug so much that anything compared to it will probably seem all the better. The acting in this movie is actually pretty decent--I like Carter (not just to look at either), Cates does a fair job, and Morvant, when he's not trying to channel the spirit of Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys, is okay in his role as well. The build up and suspense eventually break down to a creature-feature throwback, and that's not such a bad thing. As an added bonus fans of classic horror will be delighted to see this one throughout. This low budget film isn't for everybody--there's not much gore, the story is slow at times, and there isn't much to see in terms of the mystery in the basement, but I think it's certainly worth watching.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7

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