There are two types of alien invasion. In most movies, the aliens are an external threat. These movies include most of your classics, like Abyss, Alien, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Predator. But the far more terrifying breed of invasion film is the type in which the threat comes from within. From Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing to Stephanie Meyer’s The Host, these movies inspire a terror that most films can’t hold a flame to.
This short Spanish student film very effectively takes the second route. In it, a young man finds himself increasingly preoccupied by a phenomena that is emerging from within his own mind. Is it a disease, or something more sinister? The minimalist efficiency of the film does away with dialog, so you don’t need to speak the language to understand our protagonist’s rising paranoia.
“We always knew we were not alone. Always. It is only a matter of time.”
A clerk sees his routinary life invaded by an alien presence that lurks his days and nights. Beneath his world, his home… his room.
Not able to see any chance of escape, he decrypts the message of his inevitable destiny.”