When it comes to creature features, and more specifically alien invasion films, it can seem like virtually everything within the genre has been done countless times, so creating a new feel around an alien invasion horror can be a daunting task.
However, Brian Duffield’s new film ‘No One Will Save You’ took on that challenge and the film is now available on Hulu.
The new Hulu sci-fi thriller is unique in that there is, for the most part, has no dialogue and keeps a frantic pace throughout it’s nearly hour-and-a-half runtime, a refreshing take on the alien sci-fi thriller genre.
Starring Kaitlyn Dever as Brynn Adams, the film starts off with a glimpse into her life, which is mostly spent in solitude as Brynn stays tucked away within the home where she grew up hiding from an unspeakable tragedy that occurred when she was a child. Brynn lives a life surrounded by the past – old furniture, a rotary phone, and Brynn even wears old-fashioned clothing.
Throughout the film Brynn is dealing with the guilt of what happened to her best friend Maude when they were young. Brynn regularly writes Maude letters which seem to always end with an expression of guilt and some form of apology.
But just as we get familiar with Brynn’s life, and the challenges within it, the mood quickly shifts when she is awoken by the sounds of intruders late at night. Brynn quickly realizes that these are not “normal” intruders, and instead are other-worldly creatures that are ripping through her home in search of human life.
Brynn spends most of the movie running, hiding, and battling these creatures and she finds that they have already taken people within the town she lives in, and, in some cases, have even infiltrated their human bodies.
Brynn appears to fascinate the aliens, who are intrigued by her fight, touched by her trauma, and perplexed by their inability to control her.
When it comes to alien horror, this film does the job and does it quite well.
While the ending can be a bit open for interpretation, the stellar performance by Dever makes this movie far more compelling than you would initially find it.
A solid recommendation and good film to kick off your Halloween season.
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