Macabre...ish Horror Review: Beyond Skyline



Beyond Skyline, 2017/ 1 hr 45 min.


A blue light floods the street and everyone who looks into it are dragged toward it, except one blind man.. A group of people, half are LAPD cops,  from the subway, travel the tunnel to find help.

Cities are being laid to waste and sentinels are sent out to capture survivors. After a brief fight, those who survive are sucked into a ship. And then there’s the fight to keep their brains and for one father, Det. Mark Corley (Frank Grillo), to find his son, Trent (Jonny Weston). Among the corridors of corpuses is a room of fetuses in pod utero, stolen from their pregnant mothers.

One of the aliens is different than the others and rather than kill the humans, he helps them. A woman gives birth and the infant has grown at an exponential rate since the mother looked into the light. The alien mech seems to know it. It’s Jarrod (Eric Balfour) and the baby is his. Mark makes a deal with him, help find his son and they’ll get the baby off of the ship.

The ship finally crashes and they land in Asia and have to fight locals, meanwhile the child is a toddler and was only born 2 days ago. And at every turn they go from bad to worse. The Mechs keep getting bigger and more dangerous. Plus a surprising ending.

Lots of great effects in this flick. Lots of fight scenes and gory moments. This is a direct continuation of the first, Skyline. This movie is like an ongoing fight for an hour and a half but with different people and aliens. More sci fi action than horror but there is gore to be had here.