Films: Outpost-Earth (2019)
Alias: The invaders, alien dogs, alien mutants, mutant giant
Type: Mutant (Mutant Giant), Alien (the rest)
Location: Haunted home/Forest/Civilized area/Desert
Height/Weight: Ranges from that of average humans to that of a small building.
Affiliation: Good (giant), Neutral (alien dogs/mutants), Evil (invaders)
Summary: And so, we once again return to the world of the special effects guys who gave us the creatures of things like "Arachnia" and "A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell", and "Triclops". It's been a long ride, and we doubt it will be over soon, but the stop-motion cheesiness doesn't stop.
History: In the distant future, aliens have laid waste to the world. Where there was once life is now consumed by decay and the ruins of civilization. The aliens still patrol the dilapidated areas to look for remaining humans, and the hunt is almost always one that includes monsters to do the dirty work. However, the aliens made a huge mistake in mutating a lot of the native creatures on Earth. One of them, a hapless human, has been found by survivors, and is slowly growing. Also, he's got good reason to hate the aliens...
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: After the mutated man grows into a huge giant, he helps the survivors storm an important alien stronghold, blowing it up in the process. The group of humans muse that the aliens created their worst enemy, as there are plenty of other places for the giant to defeat the evil aliens.
Powers/Abilities: The invaders come with special ray guns, as well as other tech. The giant is practically unstoppable, and seems to still be growing.
Weakness: Anything conventional for everything except the giant.
Scariness Factor: 2.5-Once again, we have interesting designs ruined by stop-motion that just doesn't mesh well with the real-life/digital backdrops. We hate to say it, but this style of doing this specific version of animation only seemed to work for these guys back before the new millennium started. Also, the giant was on our side, and he was a nice guy.
Trivia: There's nothing we can say about the major filmmakers, such as Brett Piper, that we haven't already said.