INVASION is an experiment in SciFi and Horror that reintroduced the "found-footage" film years before CLOVERFIELD or REC. It is entirely unique in that it tells its story in a single, continuous shot that is taken from the dashboard camera of a police cruiser. Deputy Brick is dispatched to investigate a meteor landing. Upon arrival, it is learned that the meteor is host to a parasitic alien, which begins infecting anyone it comes in contact with deep within the remote state park. What is most interesting about this shooting style is that it forces the viewer into a first-person account of the events, while offering a variety perspectives as different characters enter the vehicle and assume the role of the narrator. INVASION'S greatest strength also becomes its greatest weakness, in that the static camera is strictly focused on the road the entire duration of the film while the characters exchange dialog over the radio. Conceptually, this is a brilliant move in securing the film's integrity, but the average viewer is not likely to be entertained by watching an hour of actionless driving on an empty road. It does manage to successfully create a large-scale invasion on a non-existent budget, however, and is an interesting watch for Sci-Fi fans.
If you liked INVASION, check out:
REC, SLiTHER, ALIEN RAIDERS.