Riko lives in Waikato, New Zealand, which is as close to the middle of nowhere as it gets. While nearly every day is the same, things change when two aliens land and become his friends. However, an alientologist has been hunting the extraterrestrials and wants to reveal them to the world.
Alien Addiction was written and directed by Shae Sterling, a veteran of more than 125 music videos for artists like Sheila E and Snoop Dogg, as well as a series of documentaries called High Octane. New Zealand still feels like, well, alien territory for most of us, so seeing how interplanetary visitors fit in there is a pretty fun concept.
Thirty three years after Bad Taste, it seems like aliens are coming back to New Zealand. These ones are more interested in friendship than they are with treating our planet as a galactic drive-thru, so that’s good.
The blue aliens are goofy looking in the best of ways and get high off of poop, so that right there should tell you what kind of movie you’re getting into here. You may have some difficulty understanding the Kiwi accents, so consider watching this with close captioning on.
Alien Addiction is available on demand and on DVD from Gravitas Ventures, who were kind enough to send us a review copy.