People From Space

"Weak"

People From Space Review


Blair Witch, we hardly knew ye.

This time out, four folks head into the woods in search of a downed alien ship, which carries with it a $100,000 bounty. Mock video crew documents all of this on shakycam -- leaving with us the biggest mystery: What kind of couple would let a video crew document them having sex in a tent? In any case, the film takes the same structure as Blair Witch: First they get lost, then they go crazy, then people start disappearing. (Unfortunately they keep coming back...)

Bickering and bad jokes comprise most of the film -- it is, after all, a spoof (or so I'd like to think). Writer/director/star Marc Berlin tries to keep it gritty by throwing in a little of dirty language (all improvised), but that's hardly enough to save the movie. His co-stars, most notably the scowling (when not whining) Spring Hill, fare even worse. It's unclear if the horrorish moments -- a bloody doll nailed to a tree and a pink dildo swinging from a branch (hey, is this The Bare Wench Project?) -- are supposed to be scary.

Great title, too.

Berlin's DVD commentary at least sheds a little light on why on earth anyone would make such a film ("this crazy film" as he repeatedly states). It doesn't make it any good, but it makes it better than listening to the actual dialogue.



Facts and Figures

Run time: 90 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 10th July 1999

Distributed by: Black Sheep Films LLC

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Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

IMDB: 4.2 / 10

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