Alien Opponent – making rednecks into crazed zombies

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That should have been the name of this movie. 2010 film Alien Opponent is an absolute farce that is SO focused on rednecks that I could barely even relate.

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When aliens in Transformer-like uniforms land in the middle of butt fuck nowhere (not a typo), killing a cheatin’ white trash chick’s husband and then making off with the body, she realizes she can’t collect his life insurance without it. So she offers a reward—in a television ad—to anyone who hunts down the aliens and her husband’s body.

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It becomes one big alien-hunting contest. Amongst the cast of rednecks lining up with their guns as if Obama’s in town are Jeremy London and Roddy Piper, who had a modest b-movie career with films like Street Team Massacre, Pro-Wrestlers vs. Zombies, and Sci-Fighters. He should have had a bigger (b-movie) career in the genre following the success of They Live!

But the standout in the film is gorgeous Cuyle Carvin in overalls…and out of them. A hillbilly has never looked so sexy.

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The whole movie is loaded with absurd but funny shenanigans, including the rednecks trying to take on the aliens in a game of football.

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The aliens also use drones to drop a glowing egg that releases nasty slugs (think Slither and Night of the Creeps), but that’s only a segment of the film instead of the entire premise. I kind of wish it had been because it would have given the film more focus.

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The aliens just keep coming up with new ways to fuck with the rednecks and eventually put them in a zombie-like state…at which point the humans all start turning on each other in a gory battle to the death! This is when Roddy Piper’s priest character really brings some fun to the movie.

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Alien Opponent is not a bad time killer by any means if you’re okay with slapstick backwoods sci-fi horror.

About Daniel

I am the author of the horror anthologies CLOSET MONSTERS: ZOMBIED OUT AND TALES OF GOTHROTICA and HORNY DEVILS, and the horror novels COMBUSTION and NO PLACE FOR LITTLE ONES. I am also the founder of BOYS, BEARS & SCARES, a facebook page for gay male horror fans! Check it out and like it at
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