finally made it to DVD after seven years (!), with director Sean S. Cunningham’s (FRIDAY THE 13TH, DEEP STAR SIX) 2002 saga of alien invaders trapped at a small mountain airport during a blizzard.
It’s a typical "siege" horror film, with a bit of JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING tossed in, as and escaped convict (Bruce Campbell, EVIL DEAD, MY NAME IS BRUCE) and a pulchritudinous pilot (STAR TREK: DS9’s Chase Masterson) attempt to unmask the evil extraterrestrial bug-uglies and survive the night. Cunningham’s direction is solid, the performances are better than average for a made-for-cable thriller – Campbell, as usual, shines in his unusually amoral role – and the monsters are pretty cool, too. Gotta love guys in suits!
Image Entertainment presents TERMINAL INVASION as part of its "SciFi Channel Essentials" line with a beautiful 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, and Dolby Digital stereo. There’s a commentary by director Cunningham and producer Chuck Simon (sadly, Campbell doesn’t participate), and a brief alien costume screen test.
It’s a lot of fun, and definitely worth checking out.
BUY: Terminal Invasion