[Review] KIDS VS ALIENS (2023) Jason Eisener Delivers a Gory, Funny, & Surprisingly Heartfelt Horror Movie

The Grue-Crew review KIDS VS ALIENS (2022, RLJE Films) on Gruesome Magazine episode 398. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, lead news writer Dave Dreher, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to streaming horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!


All Gary wants is to make awesome home movies with his best buds. All his older sister Samantha wants is to hang with the cool kids. When their parents head out of town one Halloween weekend, an all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night.

  • Available in theaters on digital and on demand on January 20, 2023
  • Directed by: Jason Eisener (V/H/S/2, Hobo with a Shotgun)
  • Written by: John Davies, Jason Eisener
  • Stars: Dominic Mariche (“Are You Afraid of the Dark?”), Phoebe Rex (“The Last Divide”), Calem MacDonald (“The Umbrella Academy,” “Moonshine”), Asher Grayson Percival (“Scaredy Cats”), and Ben Tector


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.