Friday, June 22, 2007

The aliens are shambling and Cthulhu-like, adept at telekinesis. Their vehicles -- ominous stationary saucers seen through a haze of pollution and African sunlight -- border on kitschy. But by craftily exploiting genre "power chords" and setting the action in an alternate 1990, "Alive in Joburg" captures a sense of pure, unaffected creepiness. There are some wonderful and haunting images to be found here.

(Found at Table of Malcontents.)


lerchbase said...

Great fun in this video. I was surprised by the imagery and the turn around of aliens as squatters and refugees.

(Thanks for the link to my alien porn post!)

The Odd Emperor said...

One of my all-time favorites!

You should also take a look at

Tetra Vaal (Third World Robocop)

And “Yellow.”

This director is also directing the upcoming Halo movie.

Anonymous said...

So THAT'S where "Independence Day" copied THEIR giant saucers.