Alien 3000 Release Date: 2004 Genre: Horror Director(s): Jeff Leroy (Creepies, Unseen Evil) Writer(s): Jeff Leroy (Creepies) Starring: Lorenzo Lamas, Priscilla Barnes Jeff Leroy’s Creepies got my panties wet with its campy presentation of an age-old plotline. Two months before Creepies hit stores his sequel to Unseen Evil, a microbudget horror film that I’ve yet […]

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Alien 3000
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Jeff Leroy (Creepies, Unseen Evil)
Writer(s): Jeff Leroy (Creepies)
Starring: Lorenzo Lamas, Priscilla Barnes

Jeff Leroy’s Creepies got my panties wet with its campy presentation of an age-old plotline. Two months before Creepies hit stores his sequel to Unseen Evil, a microbudget horror film that I’ve yet to see, was retitled to Alien 3000 and given the most high profile release of Leroy’s career by Lions Gate. While nothing that’s going to redefine the man’s career, 3000 is still worthy of a watch for those who enjoy this sort of fare.

A bloodthirsty alien with the power of invisibility who is intent on keeping his gold safe (huh?) preys on a group of soldiers who head out with the surviving female from Unseen Evil (although she’s played by a different actress). With lots of bickering and a very liberal use of expletives, the focus on the soldiers is where Alien 3000 is at its blandest. Once the alien gets to start tearing people apart, not to mention the various random explosions that Leroy throws in for our enjoyment, the fun starts. It’s lamebrain fun, but hey, it’s still fun.

Lorenzo Lamas and Priscilla Barnes both cash paychecks in the film’s b-storyline. The storyline’s only notable contribution is their death scenes. Combined, they’re on-screen for ten minutes or so. Interesting enough is that Lamas’ name value seems to have dropped so substantially in recent years that, aside from the credits list on the back cover, his participation isn’t used as a selling point.

Speaking of the box cover, the alien used in the movie is quite different from the one on the cover. For a b-movie, the monster doesn’t look too bad, although the CGI that’s employed a couple times didn’t exactly endear me to the film.

There’s a ton of logical fallacies to be had, but considering this is a movie named Alien 3000 and is directed by the man who brought us Creepies (which featured a nuclear bomb that was nothing more than dynamite in a briefcase), you shouldn’t be expecting Shakespeare.
DVD: A nifty three-minute “Exclusive Interview with Alien 3000.” It’s a cute feature that has the alien, clad in a suit and tie, giving an interview from his accounting job at Lions Gate. While there are a hundred different things they could’ve done to make it funnier, I commend both Jeff Leroy and Lions Gate for making this happen.

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