Let's make a crossgenre
pie this week, folks. How, you ask? It's not as hard as you think.
Though you're not likely to enjoy the results.
First off, let's take
one part action pointless violence, one part science fiction confusing
random alien encounter, and one part gooshy horror low-budget slime
mess. Mix them all together in a big old pot of DVD plastic and
half-bake the entire concept in a pan lined with the worst script
you could find and the result is "Disturbance", a big
steamy pile of waste of our time.
So what we have here
plotwise is a real winner. Basically, some guy named Hud Masters,
a serial killer on Death Row, got his execution faked by a clandestine
government agency. They then injected him with an alien fetus that
allows him to hunt, fight, and kill a rogue alien race that left
their planet and now uses captured human bodies to move around in.
And apparently, they need a whole lot of human bodies, because Hud
and company are out in full force to wipe out the aliens who--in
a twist of fate--are also working to avoid their own extinction.
Yeah, it's confusing.
Believe me, I know. I just watched it and even I barely know what's
What it all amounts to
is a whole lot of people barfing up glow in the dark green slime
and fighting some guy with a shaved head. Over, and over, and over
And as if that weren't
bad enough, old Hud is going to be desperately thirsty most of the
time, and occasionally, he'll hallucinate. Plus, the aliens will
even start feeling remorse for all their body snatching. The whole
process just gets weirder and weirder.
Though on the plus side,
"Disturbance" moves at a lightning pace. The first half
hour was done before I even bothered looking at the time counter.
Yet sadly, they can't keep this pace up for long, and by the end
of the second half hour, it's crawling, limping along at a pace
that makes me check the clock wondering when this is finally, finally,
going to be over with.
The ending is a little
sad, a lot trite, even more incomprehensible, and makes me happy
just by virtue of the whole thing finally being over with, like
some kind of endurance test. However, there will be one nice out-of-nowhere
surprise at the end, almost a consolation gift for having sat through
The special features
include audio options, film commentary, Spanish subtitles, a behind
the scenes featurette, biographies, and trailers for "Americano",
"Confession", "Backlash", and "Disturbance".
All in all, "Disturbance"
is a long, dull trainwrecked combination of action, horror and science
fiction that's as half-baked as it is poorly planned.
DVDDirected by Nick Vallelonga
Written by Nick Vallelonga
Starring Nick Vallelonga, Paul Sloan, Colleen Porch, Hayley DuMond
Produced by Nick Vallelonga
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