Invasion of the Pod People
|Invasion of the Pod People|
|Directed by||Justin Jones|
|Produced by||David Michael Latt
|Distributed by||The Asylum|
|Release date(s)||July 2007|
|Running time||90 minutes|
Like several other films by The Asylum, Invasion of the Pod People is a mockbuster whose release coincided with the premiere of The Invasion, although the plot of Pod People borrowed heavily from the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, of which The Invasion is a reworking.
The film is about Melissa (Erica Roby), a young woman living in Los Angeles, who works for a large corporation.
One night, there is a freak meteor shower. The next morning, Melissa goes about her day but as time passes, slowly becomes aware that those around her have changed since the meteorites fell. It's as if their minds are no longer their own. For example, Melissa's supervisor Samantha seduces her into a passionate lesbian encounter, even though Samantha had never shown any signs of being a lesbian.
Melissa soon realizes that the townsfolk have been replaced by a race of aliens known as Pod People. The aliens grow in large seed pods and gradually take the form of a particular person, eventually taking over their bodies once the growth process is complete. The Pod People try to take control of Melissa, but she flees the town to warn humanity of the invasion in progress.
- Erica Roby - Melissa
- Jessica Bork - Samantha
- Sarah Lieving - Louise
- Danae Nason - Billie
- Shaley Scott - Taylor
- Michael Tower - Vickland
- David Shick - Andrew
- Amanda Ward - Casey
- Marat Glazer - Detective Alexander
- Lorraine Smith - Bailey
- Leigh Scott - Zach
- Elliot Salter - Pawnbroker
- Justin Jones - James
- Nat Magnuson - Photographer
- The Day the Earth Stopped - A similar film produced by The Asylum in 2008
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers - The original 1956 film on which Pod People is based
- The Invasion - A similar film released in the same year
- Strange Invaders - A 1983 film based on the same concept of alien possession
- H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, another Asylum film that was titled internationally as Invasion
- Official website
- Invasion of the Pod People at the Internet Movie Database
- Invasion of the Pod People at AllMovie