The UFOs are Coming

The Backbrain definitely has a deep, dark space in it where classic ’50s flying saucers zoom and zip and zap and materialise in middle-American settings to scare the inhabitants and instigate invasion proceedings.

A while back I posted (on our sister site Undead Brainspasm) information about a new retro-50s scifi horror flick called Alien Trespass, which is said to feature flying saucers, ray-guns, invading aliens, one-eyed monsters, an astronomer and a feisty waitress — and as more and more of its imagery appears I find myself becoming very keen on the idea. Directed by an X-Files alumni, and displaying the clean wholesomeness and primary colours of a 1950s society that exists only in our cinema-fueled imaginations, it looks like it will be a lot of fun — and all in a good way.

Alien Trespass (US-2009; dir. R.W. Goodwin)

Set in 1957, a fiery object from space hurtles into a California desert mountaintop. A murderous creature — the Ghota, bent on destroying all life forms on the planet — escapes from the flying saucer. A benevolent alien, Urp, inhabits the body of Ted Lewis (Eric McCormack), a local astronomer, and with the help of Tammy, a waitress from the local diner, sets out to save mankind.

Check out these new images, provided by

No one-eyed monster, but you can catch a glimpse of him in the trailer here — or go to YouTube to watch the larger HD version.

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