Alien Incursion starts one ordinary day in the the isolated forest wilderness somewhere in America where two mates Stevie & Bobby (Mike Coleman) are hiking along when things suddenly turn sour, a meteorite crash lands on top of Stevie while Bobby is thrown clear, however something nasty slithers out of the smouldering remains, some alien life-form that heads straight for Bobby... Attracted by the meteorite forest workers Trey (Sean Whale), Jack (Grayson Hosie) & Slade investigate only to discover some mutilated remains & park ranger Kelly Jones (Kiara Hunter) & a bunch of hikerscampers who were also interested in the meteorite. That night something bursts out of Slade's stomach, the rest quickly realise that there is something slimy & very hostile out there that wants to either eat them or use them to grow their young inside their bodies, when your lucks out it's out... They find themselves in a desperate fight for survival but will it do any good?
Produced & directed by Jeffery Scott Lando I can understand why there isn't a lot of love for Alien Incursion floating around but I have to say I didn't think it was quite the disaster many seem to. The script by Jeff O'Brien stats off reasonably well as a hiker tells his mate that he should enjoy the great outdoors because you might get hit by a meteorite after which within 10 seconds he does! At this point I thought this might turn out to be quite fun but things gradually go downhill, to start with the alien storyline is foremost in the filmmakers thoughts but once the special op guys turn up it descends into these soldiers chasing the survivors so there are no 'witnesses' to the alien event & the alien monsters themselves are all but forgotten except the odd moment they turn up & it gets worse as the film goes on until the climax where it resembles a hostage thriller rather than out-and-out horror. The character's are given too much time to bicker & talk, I'm all for character development but these guys should be here as alien food, nothing else & frankly in a film such as this I don't want to know their life-story. If I put my hand on my heart then I have to say overall it's a poor film but there are a few fun(ish) moments, it moves along at a fair pace & it doesn't seem to take itself too seriously.
Director Lando rips-off & pays homage loads of other (better) films, I found the scene when all the soldiers & aliens appear & one of the civilians says 'this reminds me of Predator' rather amusing. There are also mentions for The Evil Dead (1982) & An American Werewolf in London (1981) along with a reenactment of the chest bursting scene from Alien (1979) only on a much lower budget. The special effects in Alien Incursion are awful, in fact I've seen better looking & animated alien monsters in X-Box games. In fact I'd go as far as to say these are maybe the worst looking aliens I've ever seen, they have to be seen to be believed. There's a fair amount of gore, there's the aforementioned chest bursting scenes, someone has their fingers cut off & there are plenty of mutilated bodies & insides lying around.
The budget for Alien Incursion must have been rock bottom, the 'night' scenes were obviously shot during the day & it just looks like they turned the brightness down to make the picture seem darker & it looks horrible. That does nothing for the atmosphere, there's no tension or scares either & the action is a little bit too routine. The acting isn't up to much.
Alien Incursion will probably appall anyone who watches it although I thought there were moments that hinted the filmmakers were trying, however good intentions just aren't enough when people are asking you to spend your hard earned money on something so it's not a film I can recommend at all.
Review by Paul Andrews from the Internet Movie Database.