You know what can fuck up a birthday party six ways to Sunday? If you said “aliens” you are both fuckin’ insane, and just the right kind of audience for the flick covered in today’s review; Useless Humans!
As I mentioned above; it’s birthday time for our hapless hero Brian (Josh Zuckerman), and his bestest pals are throwing him a bash to celebrate turnin’ the big three oh! Drinkin’ and generally ass-foolery ensue until an alien antagonist crashes the shin-dig… and this creepy creature has one mood; completely pissed-off!
Now instead of flip-cup and bong rips, it’s going to be a night of saving the fuckin’ world from a threat beyond the stars!
Useless Humans has a lot going for it boils n’ ghouls! First of all, the ensemble cast assembled for this silly sci-fi fracas is top-notch; they’re funny, engaging, and they get you to care about their plight… which is good considering the craziness of their sitch!
Speaking of said situation; the concept of an alien ending up at a party is solid horror comedy gold, and the script courtesy of George Caine, Stephen Ohl (who also directed the picture), Kevin Hamedani, and Travis Betz keeps things funny, fucked-up, and fast movin’… the perfect horrible hat trick in my not so humble opinion.
Another huge plus is the alien creature featured in this flick; it’s a full-on practical, man-in-suit affair and it manages to turn the normally ethereal grey alien concept into true nightmare fuel; so huge putrid props there!
Additionally the score courtesy of composer Matthew James features plenty of theremin cues that bring to mind the alien invasion drive-in cinema of the fearsome fifties.
So there ya have it cats n’ creeps; Useless Humans is an out-of-this-world creature feature, alien invasion, birthday party picture… and you need to park your ass in front of it pronto, ya dig?!!