Invasion from the Inner Earth (aka They)
A strange force is sweeping over the world. People run in panic, as vehicles stop working, and a deadly plague kills off millions. Elsewhere in an isolated part of the country (I’m going to go ahead and guess Wisconsin) a hunter Jake (Nick Holt) is bemoaning the lack of wildlife to murder. He’s also the pilot for his sister, Sarah (Debbi Pick) and a group of scientists. After being warned away by an air traffic controller, the group barely land their plane near a cabin. Holed up inside, they all begin to get on each other’s nerves. That is when a mysterious red light appears on the wall…
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The real trouble with the film arrives shortly after the characters make themselves at home in the cabin. I usually have have no issue with glacially paced films, nor ones that are much more invested in mysteries than answers, but it becomes very evident that Invasion from the Inner Earth completely runs out of things to do 40 minutes into the story. All forward momentum just stop cold and the viewer is reduced to watching characters dodge a red spot light on the wall for what seems like hours. This section is a leaden mess that would test even the most dedicated b-movie completest.
|"I repeat: Do you have ten pound balls? Over."|
Invasion from the Inner Earth is not a movie I can recommend to anyone except for those with insomnia and people will to suffer though some truly dull stretches of film for a glimpse at a few precious moments where b-movie SF and outside cinema cross borders.