Is there even any point to watching these low-budget horror flicks at the bottom of Netflix's genre barrel? 9 out of 10 of them are terrible, with that good one being almost impossible to find. Pod was one of the easy to find bad ones that was poorly written, devoid of any scares, and abysmally acted. It's films like this that make me wonder where the funding comes from. Is it out of pocket or does somebody actually donate their hard-earned cash to fund a forgettable pockmark like this?
Pod tells the story of a pair of siblings, Ed and Lyla, who travel to a lake house in the middle of nowhere to help their mentally ill brother Martin. For the majority of the film, Martin tells his siblings a laundry list of unoriginal conspiracy theory nutjob symptoms that exist in order for the audience to think "Hey! I think he's crazy!" He claims that he has the product of government experimentation locked in the basement. It takes forever to actually get to the basement, and when we do, there's so little emotional investment that we really don't care if there is a creature or who it's going to kill. By the way, it's implied but never explicitly said that the creature is an alien. There's a government agent who hints at it, but we never get any confirmation.
Nobody should ever bother with Pod. The writer/director is known primarily for piece of s**t horror films that end up on streaming sites just to fill some kind of quota. The worst thing is that there was real potential with this one. All it would've taken was a filmmaker with a shred of talent or even good judgment to create something genuinely frightening. That ship sailed, though, and Pod is what exists out there in the world now.