Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Station: DVD Review

The Station: DVD Review

Rating: M
Released by Madman Home Entertainment

Stripped of its original title (the brilliant Blood Glacier), The Station is a little disappointing.

It's the story of a group of techs and scientists at an alpine research station who find a glacier of blood in the mountains. Finding an alien life within, the gang is soon suddenly under attack from mutated hybrids and under siege. To make matters worse, the Minister of the Environment is trekking to the centre in a high profile media visit...

The Station could have been an impressive creature feature, with touches of The Thing and the great X-Files episode Ice clearly forming part of the inspiration for it. But it becomes a muddled, middling and silly take on the creature feature (particularly with the horrifically laughable final beastie) that really lacks suspense.

Attempts to inject tension into proceedings via a strained relationship between a scientist and a government advisor fall flat and the whole thing just doesn't have the life it really needs to hit the right notes.


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