Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Alpha Incident (1978)

I really enjoyed this movie but I'm not exactly sure why. Its your typical quarantine, virus, epidemic film and it has a very thin story line. The film is pretty much all dialogue and it pretty much takes place all in one room but some how it manages to really hold your attention. I think the reason I liked this one so much was because of the character Hank. Yes sir!, Hank just might be my favorite tobacco chewing, drunk train conductor in any movie ever. Come to think of it all of the characters are hilarious here. We got Charlie (played by Ralph Meeker) a perverted old man who stashes his porno mag, whack stack in a drawer at work and checks out his young, not so attractive employees ass every five seconds. Then we got a suicide scene where a girl blows her brains out and that's always good for a laugh. Best of all it all concludes with a Night Of The Living Dead type ending and I always love those. So if you're into epidemic films and ya don't mind a bit of chit chat you might want to check this one out. Its not the best thing in the world, I mean it was directed by the same guy who did Monster A Go-Go but its a good time killer.

2 comments:

  1. All I remember from this movie was that eyeball popping scene and that filthy hillbilly son of a bitch.

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  2. Yeah it was a bad pic to try to entertain a group of talkitive friends but it is a cool watch if you can actually pay attention to it

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