I had such high hopes for Alien Party Crashers, though perhaps I should have been warned by the change of title. Canaries is odd and Alien Party Crashers just sounds, well, cheesy.
Billed as a comedy, horror, sci-fi flick, APC fails on all three. It has a convoluted storyline filled with clichés, some men wearing yellow macs with long fingernails as the ‘aliens’ and some of the least likeable protagonists I’ve seen in a while.
I wanted APC to be along the lines of Grabbers, or Slither, sadly it couldn’t be further away if it had tried.
The story centres around Steve Dennis, Craig Russell (“Doctors (TV)”, “Viking Siege“), a man from the valleys who has moved to London to become a radio personality DJ. He returns on New Years Eve, 2015, to throw a party for some friends, which turns out to be a handful of people.
Whilst they start, what looks like the worst party of all time, over in the US of A, a bunch of folk from a secret division of some government organisation watches over this small village in Wales using satellites.