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All of earth's population has apparently been gassed to death, all but
a handful of survivors - pilot Jeff (Willard Parker), gangster Quinn
(Dennis Price), his unwilling companion Peggy (Virginia Field), old couple
Otis (Thorley Walters) and Vy (Vanda Godsell), and young couple Mel (David
Spenser) and pregnant Lorna (Anna Palk) -, who have all been in various
airtight places by coincidence during the attack. Now by another
coincidence they meet in a village int he British countryside and try to
make head or tails of the whole situation - when they are attacked by
extraterrestrial robots and zombies, all of whom might be slow-moving, but
are just too many to outrun. Vy and Otis are soon killed, while Quinn
tries to break away from the others, taking Peggy hostage ... but he
doesn't get far, and it's only thanks to Jeff, the alpha male of the
group, that she is saved. And she's badly needed, too, since Lorna is
about to deliver ...
Eventually, Quinn finds out that the robots are
probably remote controlled , so he and Mel go looking for a transmitter,
which they find and blow up (just in time of course) ... which renders the
robots useless, and without their robot masters, the zombies are easily
taken care of. Then our group of survivors decide to fly somewhere else to
repeat the whole procedure and look for other humans ...
exercise in low budget science fiction of the alien invasion variety. And
while there might be nothing special in this film plotwise and the ending
is a little underwhelming, it's still a pretty atmospheric picture, and
the slow moving zombies and especially the titally emotionless, inhumanand
inhumane robots are quite chilling, and chillingly represented (even if
the latter look a bit silly at the same time). Not a masterpiece perhaps,
but overall a solid film.