OMBIS: ALIEN INVASION aka NOT HUMAN (2013) Reviews and overview

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Ombis: Alien Invasion aka Not Human is a 2013 American science-fiction horror film about a meteorite that causes a man and others to mutate.

Directed by Adam R Steigert (The Horrific Evil Monsters; Fang) from a screenplay co-written with Janeen Avery, Terry Kimmel, Mark Mendola and Michael Sciabarrasi. The 388 Studios Classics-Deftone Pictures Studios production stars Richard Satterwhite, Jason John Beebe, Sara Manzella and Alexander S. McBryde.

Metzburgh is a quiet village which was a former industrial town whose glory days are long past after the collapse of Metzburgh Grain. Teenager Mark Lowe (Jason John Beebe) and his ex-girlfriend Lucy Greenheart (Sarah Manzella) are stuck in a lovers quarrel when a meteorite crash lands in the passive community. Glen (Robert Bozek ), an ex-employee of the grain silos who became homeless after the collapse of the mills, stumbles upon the fiery crash.

Unaware that his find could be dangerous, he gets too close and a chemical poison sprays out of the meteorite, enveloping him. The chemical agent known as Ombis begins to turn his insides into a slimy substance. Unable to stop the spread of the infection, Glen runs onto the road where Mark and Lucy find him.

The pair take him to the only doctor in town, Doctor D (Deborah Manzella) Mark and Lucy are shocked by their gruesome discovery and immediately contact the local Sheriff Thomas Brackett (Richard Satterwhite) who is on a date with a lovely waitress Daisy (Kathy Murphy). With their date being interrupted, they aid the traumatised love birds. With no sign of the creature or its victims, Brackett dismisses Mark’s fantastic story…

Ombis: Alien Invasion is a success in that it was completed with an overall proficiency that not every independent film provides with minimal finances and a volunteer cast/crew.  It is not an easy task to accomplish such a feat given the handicaps.  That being said, the entertainment value of this film caters strictly to fans of cult, pulp horror films.” Cosmic Book News

“Made for a reported $32000, none of it went to professional actors; almost everyone’s performance is painful to watch. The special effects are quite bad. The dialogue is stilted enough for occasional chuckles.” Down Among the “Z” Movies

Not Human is good fun. We at RAM love contagions and we love slime and Not Human has both in abundance. It also has some nifty scenes such as when the mayor’s hand becomes infected and the Sheriff has to remove it in a decidedly low-tech and unhygienic way. The makeup effects are top-notch for a low-budget indie effort and the cast is enjoyably game.” Really Awful Movies

“The Nemesis looks like a guy in a costume and depending on the scene the alien goo looks either like lime Jello or the slime you bought at the toy store. The practical effects on the infected townsfolk range from good to fairly obvious green latex. The CGI similarly ranges in quality but frequently looks off […] Ombis: Alien Invasion may be rough around the edges but the enthusiasm and love of the genre that went into making it shows.” Voices from the Balcony


Cast and characters:

Richard Satterwhite … Sheriff Thomas Bracket
Jason John Beebe … Mark
Sara Manzella … Lucy Greenheart
Alexander S. McBryde … Mr Gray
Kathy Murphy … Daisy
Lynn Lowry … News Anchor Lynn Steigert
Michael Sciabarrasi … Mayor Logan
Aryn Fitzgerald … Haley Greenheart
Bob Bozek … Glen (as Robert Bozek)
Daniel George … Blake Greenheart
John Fleming … Bryan Higgins
Brandon Grzybek … Watson
Jennifer Grzybek … Jersey
Melyssa Jade … Mrs Kelly
Patrick Mallette … Black Suit 1

Filming locations:
Hamburg, New York

Technical details:
86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

Not Human was released on VOD on September 9, 2014, with a DVD and Blu-ray release in December 2014.


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