ALIEN VS. ZOMBIES (2017) Reviews and overview

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‘It came from another planet to save ours’

Alien vs. Zombies is a 2017 American science fiction horror feature film directed by Rocco Nisivoccia from a screenplay co-written with Matthew G. Hill. The Nisivoccia Films production stars Alex Knapp, Siena Tickle and Amandine Thomas.


An alien travels over galaxies to fulfil a lifelong dream of visiting Earth, only to discover that the planet has been overrun by a zombie plague, caused by a mysterious virus.

Now he must team up with a small band of human survivors to save what is left of our world while fighting off a bounty hunter from his home planet, who wants him to return home a crime he did not commit…


“Anchored by the likeable lead, it carries enough of a sense of humor and playing around with tropes to make such a potentially stale and stupid outing into something that feels fun. It’s not achingly stupid or overbearingly maudlin (the majority of such DTV zombie films anymore) and manages to be a sweet diversionary little micro outing.” Dustin Baker

“The special effects, while clearly cheap, are fun and appropriate for the feel of the film. And director Rocco Nisivoccia—who is making his feature film directorial debut here—does some interesting things with his camera that rise beyond your usual low-budget fare […] It is Nisivoccia, though, who—along with co-writer Matthew G. Hill—is responsible for the script, which is the weak link that ultimately makes Alien vs. Zombies collapse under its own weight.” HNN


Wild Eye Releasing distributed the film worldwide.

Cast and characters:

Alex Knapp … Joe
Siena Tickle … Parker
Amandine Thomas … Sammy
Patrick Cooley … Patrick
Lou Martini Jr. … Brooklyn Guy
D.K. Bowser … Bum
Joe Gioco … Librarian
Alex Emanuel … Boyfriend
Nathaniel Heyward … Bell Hop
Jessica Tar … Nurse Zombie
Kevin Cannon … Suit Zombie
William Clemente … Cop Zombie
Ron Bush … Security Guard #1
Antonio E. Silva … Security Guard #2
Heather Eger … Professional Woman

Technical details:

70 minutes

Original title:

Zombies vs. Joe Alien

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