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Credit to Nicole Kidman for bringing a little bit of spark to an otherwise dangerously forgettable film. She plays the part of the worry-ravaged mother to perfection, and her portrayal of this level-headed woman descending into a state of animalistic terror is genuinely chilling. In fact, most of the actors in this film, especially those playing the infected 'others', are understated enough to be very creepy indeed. Add to this some atmospheric cinematography and a finely-tuned score, and you've got a simple yet extremely unnerving film.
The only drawback is the plot. It's a good basic premise - innocent Earthlings infected with alien DNA that turns them into barely-functioning zombies… Read more