Playing more as a dark comedy than horror, The Things with the Glowing Green Eyes shows that petty local politics can always take centre stage over even an alien invasion.
The little attended town meeting lets everyone have their say but sooner rather than later the subject turns to the titular subject.
The execution of our aliens feels plucked right out of classic 1950s sci fi, although their threat feels slightly undercut by cramming in the laughs.
This short descends into a therapy session as each attendee shares their experience with the aliens with each becoming more absurd. It concludes abruptly but maybe that was the point.
The Things with the Glowing Green Eyes screened as part of Shockdown Saturdays from Soho Horror Film Festival.