is under attack from apparently-
hostile aliens intent on destroying
every living thing, but all is not as it
seems as one man with a tragic past
finally makes a shocking discovery
that in order to survive he and his
fellow humans must stop fighting the
invaders in the quirky science fiction
thriller Invasion Planet Earth...
DEVASTATED BY THE DEATH of his young daughter Rebecca, Thomas Dunn (Simon
Haycock), the manager of an institution for people with mental issues, is a
broken man with issues of his own from the past that have dogged him all of
his life his failure to save the life of his father Brian (Craig
Rogers) following an accident, as his childhood hero, Kaleidoscope Man, would
have been able to do.
He also has a difficult relationship with his brother Freddie (Paul Lincoln),
but when his wife Mandy (Lucy Drive), a teacher, tells him that she is to have
another child, he hopes he can put the past to rest. However, his optimism is
short-lived as he, his wife and others begin to suffer horrifying visions of
the destruction of the Earth.
very clever idea…
Invasion Planet Earth
is a welcome
for SciFi fans...
at work, he discovers from his colleague Claire Dove (what a pleasant surprise
to see the lovely Toyah Wilcox here!) that the home is to be closed down and
he fears for the future of the patients three of whom are also experiencing
weird and terrifying living nightmares that threaten to unhinge them.
Further bizarre and frightening visions distress schizophrenic Floyd (Danny
Steele), manic depressive Samantha (Sophie Anderson) and Harriet (Julie Hoult),
who blamed herself for her mother's murder at the hands of her father Billy
McCoy (Ben Shockley) when she let him into their house.
Finally small spaceships appear, zapping the people of Earth who are subjected
to mass abductions. Why are the visitors here and is there any hope at all for
As people disappear before the eyes of those who have managed to hide, it seems
as if all is lost when the alien mother ship appears. Tom is desperate to save
his wife and unborn child but how?
On a journey of extraordinary discovery Tom, Samantha, Floyd and Harriet begin
to face their demons and it is then that it dawns on Tom with startling realisation
what they must do to save themselves: give up resisting the aliens and willingly
accept their fate.
Invasion Planet Earth has been a twenty-year labour of love for director/writer
Simon Cox, who is also the Producer, Film Editor and Special Effects Supervisor
for his film.
A very clever idea put together well and tied-up with a very interesting twist.
Simon Haycock is sympathetic as Tom Dunn and the inter-weaving of troubled souls
who are coming to terms with their pasts is poignant. Invasion Planet Earth
is a welcome British triumph for Science Fiction fans.
Invasion Planet Earth also features: Michael Bott as Commander Jeff Phillburn;
Kate Davies-Speak as Lt Claire Dangerfield; and Nina Stratford as President
of the United States. Music is by Benjamin Symons; Cinematography by Gordon
Hickie; Co-Writer is Simon Bovey; Written and Directed by Simon Cox.
Munro Films and Lightbulb Film Distribution announce that the ultimate war for
planet Earth is about to begin as the science fiction thriller Invasion Planet
Earth comes to DVD and Digital Download on 30 December 2019.
Fans of the film will be treated to over two and a half hours of extras as the
DVD includes Commentary with Simon Cox, The Making of Invasion Planet Earth,
Deleted Scenes and much more. Also, Step Into The New World pop promo
featuring Toyah Wilcox.
"A very clever idea… Invasion Planet Earth is a welcome British triumph
for SciFi fans" *** Maggie Woods,
"A Science Fiction film for our Extinction Rebellion" Starburst Magazine
"Grab your popcorn, buckle up and enjoy the ride" Britflicks