Young boy Tony (Simon Nash) believes with all of his heart that his father was stolen from him. That one afternoon while playing in the yard, the entire sky went black and a blinding white light pulled Tony's father Sam (Philip Sayer) into it. But it simply isn't true. Tony's mother Rachel (Bernice Stegers) keeps insisting to the young boy that his father left them three years ago, that there was no blinding light and the man wasn't taken. But little Tony knows better. And then something disgusting
and miraculous happens - Sam comes back!
Tony was right, his daddy did come back!
One afternoon Rachel goes to pick up Tony from school when she learns that Tony has already been picked up...by his father! And it's true! Rachel finds Tony with Sam, how is this possible?! Back at their apartment, Sam says that he isn't sure of where he has been for the past 3 years but he wants to try and return to a normal life. But maybe that isn't something that Sam is ready to do just yet. And this becomes abundantly clear when Sam eats one of Tony's pet snakes' eggs right in front of the boy! And then when he bites little Tony on the neck and either sucks out some of his essence or pumps essence into the boy... I'm not sure which is which.
I think someone needs to explain to this guy what bonding with your
kids actually means!
After this weird interlude between father and son, Sam confides in Tony and tells him that while he doesn't know where he went...he changed. He changed into something else. But we know this because we saw the nasty alien creature that crawled out of the woods, bit the neighbor lady, and then gave birth to a full grown Sam! You read that right! And now whatever Sam is, Tony is part of one too. He wants to bond with his son again, and the best way to do so is for them to apparently share the same alien DNA. And then things start to make no sense at all.
A new twist on the "Where do babies come from" question...
A midget clown (Peter Mandell) starts causing mischief in the house - I think it's a toy of Tony's that he brings to life with his mind? Tony attacks his nanny (Maryam D'Abo) while they're supposed to be playing a game of hide and seek, he spins her into this spiderweb-esque nest where she starts popping out eggs like a gumball machine. A roaring black jaguar is seen. Tony's mom wants to get back together with Sam but doesn't know if she should... and then has sex with his while he decomposes /transforms. Lots of weird things. And then the movie just ends with this thing that happens...and yeah...
Phone home, go home... I don't even care at this point!
This movie was totally bizarre to the max! I don't know if I was left feeling scared so much as confused and a little bewildered. Basically this movie felt like Ed Wood - the creator of Plan 9 From Outer Space - got his hands on E.T. and Village of the Damned and made his own mish-mash of the two movies. Whoa. There is plenty of creepy gore in this movie, which is great, but nothing as far as suspense or true terror. But there's just a lot of weird junk that happens that really felt unnecessary to the movie. So, this is my plea to filmmakers and those in Hollywood: PLEASE MAKE A HORROR MOVIE STARTING WITH THE LETTER X THAT IS DECENT! This crap fest of weird needs to be put on the back burner for the rest of eternity. No more of this creepy nonsense!
Want to know what's even worse than this movie? The fact that
it has A SEQUEL! Check out the trailer for Xtro 2: The Second Encounter here.