‘Not your typical cabin in the woods story…’
Welcome to Willits – aka Alien Hunter – is a 2016 American science fiction horror feature film directed by Trevor Ryan from a screenplay written by Tim Ryan. The movie stars Dolph Lundgren (Don’t Kill It; Shark Lake; Battle of the Damned), Bill Sage and Sabina Gadecki.
Deep in the Northern California woods, in the heart of the notorious Emerald Triangle, lies a remote cabin. The residents struggle to fight off the repeated attacks and abductions by mysterious creatures that have plagued them for years.
When a local pot farmer is caught up with a wayward group of campers the situation quickly escalates into total carnage…
The film was released on DVD in the UK on 15 May 2017 by High Fliers Films.
“There’s a fair amount of suspense along with the dark humor, backed up with some surprisingly good alien effects and gore. And I didn’t feel cheated by the ending, something I’ve been feeling with a lot of films lately. Director Trevor Ryan and writer Tim Ryan, (yes they’re brothers) have put together a nice little package that’s been somewhat sabotaged by its marketing.” Beneath the Underground
“Erratic pacing and an abrupt ending work against it, though the intentions are good and, amidst the clips from Night of the Living Dead, Reefer Madness and President Reagan’s term, Dolph Lundgren sends himself up as “Derek”, a key character from a credibly corny fake cop show named “Fists of Justice”. Horrorscreams Videovault
“The charm of this movie is in the unbridled comic insanity that pervades nearly every frame […] They might not have had a whole lot of money to make this one, and while it did constrain them a bit where it counts, they mostly spent their limited funds judiciously. The gore effects and alien makeups were top notch and appropriately slimy and creepy.” Horror Society
“I could be Bigfoot? Bigfoots? Bigfeet?”
Possum (Rory Culkin): “But I tell you man, I think there’s a connection between hallucinogenic drugs and aliens. You could tap in if you were really open to it”
Dolph Lundgren, Bill Sage (Fender Bender; Ascent to Hell; American Psycho), Sabina Gadecki, Chris Zylka, Anastasia Baranova, Thomas Dekker, Rory Culkin (Intruders; Scream 4; The Zodiac), Garrett Clayton, Keelin Woodell, Joe LoCicero, Shad Gaspard, Serge Levin, Erica Eynon, John D. Hickman.