5TH PASSENGER (2018) Reviews and overview


‘Question your humanity’
5th Passenger is a 2018 science fiction horror film directed by Scotty Baker (Tales from the Other Side) from a screenplay co-written with Morgan Lariah and David Henri Martin.

The movie stars Doug Jones, Marina Sirtis and Mindy Robinson.

The year is 2151. In the aftermath of an oppressive class war, Miller, a pregnant officer aboard an escape pod must struggle to survive with her remaining crew when a mysterious and vicious life form attacks, determined to become the dominant species…


“As the Star Trek ‘gets’ go, your choices are to either cringe while watching familiar faces slum for a paycheck or barely see them at all. A few performances speed up to a passable level of cruise control as the movie goes on. What doesn’t warm up is the loose editing, which lingers just long enough on alternating shots to further drain interactive energy. Dull environments don’t generate much heat either.” Culture Crypt

” …the EVA shots have a reasonable grandeur – even if the bulk of the film is set in a single, padded, gadgeted-up set more reminiscent of the rocket interiors from It! The Terror From Beyond Space than the craft seen in the Alien, Star Trek or Star Wars franchises. It’s awkward and strident sometimes, but its anger at casually cruel treatment of the underclass is refreshingly blunt and to the point.” The Kim Newman Web Site

” …when we were left with just our core group of Miller, Myers, Thompson, Franklin and Li, it became exponentially better. The effects got better, the acting improved, and the story was captivating. Now, the creature leaves a lot to be desired. Looking like an Alien knockoff and moving like a toddler playing with a plushie took away a lot of the intensity, but it was still effective for what it was.” Pop Horror 

Cast and characters:
Doug Jones … Langdon
Marina Sirtis … Alana
Mindy Robinson … Thea
Armin Shimerman … Myers
David Lim … Li
Tim Russ … Franklin
Manu Intiraymi … Thompson
Ann Hu … Officer Xi’an
Reka Rene … Johanna
Hana Hatae … Nurse Yagi
Rico E. Anderson … Captain Arnold Reguine
Ego Nwodim … Dr Stephan
Cleo Fraser … Young Eve Miller
Peter Sebastian Wrobell … UGS Sagan crew member
Keo Woolford … Captain Odate

5th Passenger was released by Epic Pictures in select movie houses and on VOD on July 10, 2018.


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