Robert Hutton plays Dr. Curtis Temple, a specialist searching for alien life forms, who is ironically immune to the mind control of the invaders due to his having a silver plate in his skull after a car accident. His associate and girlfriend Lee (Jennifer Jayne) is the first to be commandeered by the aliens and her plight alerts Temple that something is wrong. The meteors have also brought a type of ‘red plague’ to Earth that moves quickly through the human population and utilised by the aliens.
The film’s sets are ambitious and juxtapose the rural English country side with the geometric structures built by the alien invaders. Temple, though advised by his doctor not to travel to Cornwall, is well enough to mount a one-man armed assault on the aliens’ compound.
With well-placed flashes of pseudo-science and clever props, the film spins out as much as possible from thin premise. Coming in at a modest 82 minutes, it might have been better had it finished at the hour mark. Jennifer Jayne shines in the role of Lee and keeps the film grounded with some semblance of realism.