‘One shot one kill for mankind’
Alien Sniperess is a 2022 American science fiction action horror film about a female soldier on leave who encounters a hostile alien invasion. Also known as Alien Sniper.
The Paradox Universe-Green Apple Productions movie stars Olivia Okoro, Sean Laguna, Doug Savage, Sean Dillingham, Bourke Floyd, Camille Kerber and Alaina Laethem.
Seemingly, Alien Sniperess has several things against it, not the least of which is the use of a word that doesn’t exist in its title! But in an era where so many filmmakers use overly generic (The Cursed) or bland one-word titles (Trip) that make their films hard to find online, perhaps this is a welcome bonus. The other obvious downsides are the film’s low effects budget and limited locations (a press conference in what looks like a school hall being particularly weak), with the latter being issue when the plot involves a worldwide alien invasion.
Nonetheless, Alien Sniperess manages to rise about its modest origins and to present a few characters that the viewer can genuinely care about, some frenetically shot action sequences that actually work and a few welcome parasites of the old school Cronenenbergian variety. A strong black female lead who isn’t entirely cliche-ridden is also a bonus. The only minor downsides are the slightly overlong running time that results in a few lulls here and there and some dodgy songs that feel shoehorned in.
Adrian J Smith, MOVIES and MANIA
“The parasite and gunshot effects by Danny Takacs are convincing enough and the CGI spaceship and muzzle flashes, while not great, are a step above an Asylum or Mark Polonia film […] Briskly paced and well made, Alien Sniperess was an unexpected treat…” 3.5/5 Voices from the Balcony
Cast and characters:
Olivia Okoro … Chioma
Sean Laguna … Aaron
Douglas Savage … Lucas
Sean Dillingham … Doctor Clark
Bourke Floyd … Deputy Patrick Marshall
Camille Kerber … Liz
Alaina Laethem … Kelly
Mark Speno … Agent Marks
Ty Tremayne … Martin/Radio DJ
Dan Weisgerber … Mr Kent
1 hour 34 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1