Invasion is a movie that brings forth an innovative approach to film. Other than the opening and closing scenes with the
reporter, the entire movie is shot through a dash-cam mounted in a deputy's car, capturing the events of one night. The
only other variation is when the "picture-in-picture" is activated, allowing the deputy to visually communicate with
headquarters. Much of the dialogue is heard throughout the film without actually seeing the actors portraying the roles.
Deputy Brick Bardo is patrolling the wooded area of Lawton County when he is flagged down by a man whose truck has
broken down. His phone has gone dead, so Bardo offers to call a tow truck for him. Just then, Deputy Ben radios in from headquarters that
a local man, Jenkins, has gone missing. His wife reported that his phone went dead when she was talking to him. He had told her that a
meteorite had almost struck him. He reported that he felt something moving inside of him just as she lost contact with him. Deputy Ben
also reported that a local doctor reported a meteorite hit, then contact was lost with him. Deputy Ben asks that Bardo try to locate Jenkins.
Bardo comes across Jenkins' truck, but no Jenkins.
Just then, a zombie-like Jenkins appears and attacks Bardo and we see something resembling a worm crawl into his ear. Bardo has a few
little convulsions, but climbs back into his patrol car and reports that all is fine with Jenkins. Ben asks if he is OK since his voice is so
different. All the while several more meteors have been falling.
Laurie O’Brien as the reporter covering the strange meteors and the
events happening in the remote area where people are
Laurie and Norbert have appeared in films and on stage together
several times previously.
Through the dash-cam we see the
setting unfolding and the man
flagging down Deputy Bardo, who
will come back to deal with the
kids on Lover's Lane later.
He comes across the truck
belonging to Jenkins, but can't
find him. Suddenly a zombie-like
Jenkins appears and attacks
Bardo, spreading the infection to
Bardo heads back to deal with
the kids, where Timmy, the
Mayor's son, tells him to leave
them alone. Bardo attacks him,
turning him into a zombie, then
taunts Cheryl who manages to
escape in bardo's patrol car.
At the advice of Deputy Ben, Cheryl tries
to get out of the area, but the only road
out is blocked by zombies Timmy and
Bardo. They have attacked the man with
the broken down truck and the tow truck
driver, and are now after her.
Deputy Ben suddenly arrives on the scene where
instead of saving her, he attacks her with Timmy and
the other zombies looking on.
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Norbert Weisser is Dr. Franks and Deputy Ben in this 2005 film, and is also one of the producers.
Invasion won Best Movie at the Estepona Cinema Fantastique in 2005, where Albert Pyun also received a Lifetime Achievement
Award. You can see photos on the Albert Pyun Facebook page. Invasion was written by Cynthia Curnan.