Super Hybrid (2011) is a sci-fi/horror movie directed by Eric Valette and written by Neal Marshall Stevens. Starring Oded Fehr, Adrien Dorval, Ryan Kennedy, Melanie Papalia, John Reardon, and Shannon Beckner.
Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The on-call mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. With hundreds of horsepower and two tons of reinforced steel at its command, it’s a seemingly unstoppable killing machine capable of outrunning — and outwitting — humans.
Rated PG-13. 94 minutes. Watch the trailer here…
My thoughts… If you like fast cars and alien monsters, then Super Hybrid is the film for you! It’s like The Fast and the Furious meets Transformers meets Stephen King’s Christine mixed with Alien meets Predator meets Mimic! Super Hybrid is about an alien creature that disguises itself as a car to hunt its human prey on urban streets. It also has the ability to transform into various different cars. After consuming two car thieves, the creature slams into another vehicle and its wrecked “car-cass” – I just made that up! – is towed to a multi-level police impound garage where it begins to hunt the employees who are locked inside including Tilda (Shannon Beckner), a mechanic and bad-ass heroine; Bobby (Ryan Kennedy), a mechanic and Tilda’s nephew; Ray (Oded Fehr), Tilda and Bobby’s dick boss; and Maria (Melanie Papalia), Ray’s hot secretary. Super Hybrid sounds dumb, but it’s not! Super Hybrid is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller mixed with a sci-fi/horror B-movie! If nothing more, Super Hybrid offers an inventive twist on the killer car trope! There’s no sex, no nudity, and no romance – just fast car/creature feature fun… and a good ending twist, too!
Check out Melanie Papalia in the “found footage” horror film The Den (2013). The movie’s not all that great but she’s definitely worth watching it for.