Directed by Jon Sorensen
Fans of indie sci-fi will love "Alien
Blood" from U.K. movie maker Jon Sorensen, as it blends
genres and defies the notion that a science fiction movie can't
be good unless it has a big budget. Moody, surreal and rich with
character, this story of a mother on the run from assassins, is
so interesting and well done that accepting the premise becomes
secondary to marveling at just how much fun "Alien Blood"
is. Sorensen doesn't use conventional story telling methods and
much of the film, at first, is without dialogue. I liked that the
action moved the story and didn't rely on overly explained discussions
of the scenarios. Audiences who need everything spelled out for
them might have a hard time following the story when it suddenly
veers off, dropping us into a house full of eccentric vampires.
Aliens, Vampires and assassins converge upon the house and we are
treated to some great special effects and some clever dialogue.
"Alien Blood" is not "The Matrix," but it is
reminiscent of the old Hammer films, combined with the best low
budget science fiction from the fifties to the seventies when you
could make these kinds of movies without studios worrying about
whether or not there was marketing potential and action figures
to be sold. Don't let schlock distributors Troma Team Video scare
you away. They had nothing to do with the making of this film, so
it actually has taste and intelligence. I look forward to Sorensen's
future feature projects and after you see this movie, so will you!
Support indie films and check out "Alien Blood."