Paige Bourne, Dominick Hannah, Beth Metcalf, Jake Yanko, Delilah Hefner, Taydem Shoesmith, Magdalena Conway, Ann Myrna, Ashley Hefner, Miranda Kilpatrick, Randall Cole
Ashley Hefner, Steve Hermann
Steve Hermann, Bryan Parkerson
Movie Review: It Came From Somewhere
It Came From Somewhere is a goofy little cinematic wonder, a retro-styled throwback to 50's sci-fi B-movies delivered in black & white with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a muted palette that is fun to watch as we deal with an escaped creature, a flying saucer, a couple of aliens, and characters straight out of the 50s that you can't help but love.
Co-written by Steve Hermann and Bryan Parkerson, It Came From Somewhere kicks off with an Ed Wood quote that lets you know right away exactly what to expect. In the film, a deadly creature (Randall Cole) is unleashed when a flying saucer crashes to earth. Determined to find their creature, Quasar (Beth Metcalf) and Luma (Jake Yanko) unleash 50's styled terror on a group of terrified young people and demand their assistance finding the more hilarious than horrifying creature.
Along the way, we meet Betty (Paige Bourne), her boyfriend Don (Dominick Hannah), Rita (Taydem Shoesmith), Patty (Magdalena Conway), Dolores (Ann Myrna), Marie (Ashley Hefner), and an absolutely delightful Mary (Delilah Hefner).
Original music by Tony Parsons captures the vibe that we all want. You know that vibe. Co-directors Ashley Hefner and Steve Hermann seem to know exactly what they're going for and they absolutely get it from their talented ensemble cast.
If there's one difference between this film and your average 50's low-budget sci-fi it's precisely that this ensemble cast is mighty talented.
It Came From Somewhere clocks in at a mighty fast 60-minute running time, a time fairly consistent with a good majority of these films from the 50s. Is It Came From Somewhere the best film you're going to see this year? Of course not. It's not trying to be. However, It Came From Somewhere offers up a campy, entertaining, and stylish 50's styled sci-fi thriller that's an awful lot of fun from beginning to end. If you get a chance, check it out for yourself.
Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic