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Y2K: Shutdown Detected (1999)

When the clock strikes 12 at Kirkland industries on the eve of 2000, the computer goes crazy and fails to recognize humans, thus creating horrific monsters to analyze us. Unfortunately, they're more interested in eating us...

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Ellen Horn ...
Megan
Trent Shumway ...
Zombie
Jason Fenton ...
Neil
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On the eve of a new milenium, Kirkland biotech hires a hacker to prevent any bug the Y2K virus might poison there computers with. This works...for about a full minute. Then, the security system begins failing to recognize humans. It also goes beserk, creating various mutants and monster to try to study us. Unfortunately, these "New" life forms seem more interested in eating us... Written by willyt

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1999 (USA)  »

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$2,400 (estimated)
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The effects for the blob monster was actually just a black plastic garbage bag covered in ultra-slime and operated by puppeteers on a green-screen mat. See more »

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Impressive horror short
2 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

When the clock strikes 12 new years eve, 2000, a computer goes crazy and creates a bunch of mutant creatures at Kirkland laboratories. Made for less than $3,000 (!!!!!)this film proves you don't need millions of dollars to make a cool, watchable horror movie. A creative plot, decent acting, cool music, and some very good f/x, except for the blob creature which looked terrible. There's some good gore and lots of ick (Black slime!) to keep a smile on your face and the zombie creature was awesome! Definitely the most memorable-looking zombie I've seen in a while, anyways. Despite the low-budget the direction is solid and stylish and the production values are quite good. A fun, fast-paced horror film worth watching with an interesting twist in the end.

Just try not to notice how dated the story line is and you'll have fun.

7/10.


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