Luma (Jake Yanko) and Quasar (Beth Metcalf) are two aliens who are on their way to Earth.  On board is a monster called a Spaceclops (Randall Cole).  Their orders from the Supreme Leader are to observe Earth to determine if they can take over the planet.  They report back that the humans who inhabit the planet will be easy to destroy.  The Supreme Leader plans on initiating Plan 10, which entails releasing an army of Spaceclops to kill everyone. 

The military sees the alien spaceship on radar and sends a fleet of planes to shoot it down.  The alien ship crashes and the Spaceclops escapes.  Quasar and Luma leave the ship and begin searching for the missing monster.

Betty (Paige Bourne) and her boyfriend, Don (Dominick Hannah) are at make-out point when they see the flying saucer crash.  They rush to the school where a dance is being held to tell their friends about what they saw.  Don and Betty convince Rita (Taydem Shoesmith), Patty (Magdalena Conway), Dolores (Ann Myrna), Marie (Ashley Hefnerto) and Peter (Dakota Hefner) check out the area where the crash happened.  Before they head out Betty takes her little sister, Mary (Delilah Hefner) home to her grandmother, Dolores (Ann Myrna). 

In the woods they are captured by Luma and Quasar who vaporize Peter and force the others to help them find the Spaceclops.  As they search for the creature, Quasar vaporizes anyone she comes across and Luma and Patty fall in love.  The creature breaks into Betty’s house, kills the grandmother and kidnaps Mary.        

 “It Came From Somewhere” was released in 2022 and was directed by Ashley Hefner and Steve Hermann.  It is an Ed Woodian style movie in not only the production values but also in some of the dialogue and acting as well.  It even has a Creswell style opening with a character named Grimwell, played by Bill D. Russell.  The film is a combination of “Plan 9 from Outer Space” 1959 and “Teenagers from Outer Space” 1959 and is homage to 50’s style science fiction.

I realize that the filmmakers are fans of 50’s low budget horror and science fiction films like those produced by Ed Wood and Roger Corman.  Unfortunately, what they forgot is that Wood made bad movies because he had nothing in the way of budget to do what he envisioned.  Wood’s movies may have been bad, but they had a low budget charm that you just don’t see here.  What made Wood’s films special was a child-like enthusiasm that made him, to our delight, totally unaware of his limitations.

It’s an OK movie but falls a little short of what it is aiming to do.  Still, it is a descent spoof and enjoyable as a retro style amateur offering.

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