Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured.
In a medical school, the freshmen students Alison Blanchard, Brian Cross, Carlos Aclar and Rick O'Connor receive the cadaver of a young woman for dissection in their anatomy class of Professor Walter Blackwell. The atheist Alison has a weird sensation that the spirit of the corpse is trying to communicate with her and tries to unravel who the woman was. Meanwhile, all the persons that handle the corpse mysteriously die. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Solid and the best of the Horrorfest that I've seen
Hospitals have always been good settings for horror flicks. They're just downright creepy, and they make for amplified scares when poor and misguided teenagers are running through them at night, trying desperately to flee from some ghastly apparition or knife-wielding serial killer lusting for blood and flesh. Halloween 2 made great use of this idea, and Unrest follows rightfully in the same path as that classic film did, although it's obviously nothing like that movie otherwise.
Unrest is another one of the After Dark Horrorfest films, which means that if you love good acting, a moving, spellbinding, and beautiful plot, and heartwarming romance, then this movie isn't for you, so you shouldn't even say anything about it. Unrest is a bare-bones horror thriller that goes for the throat and really rips you apart once you get into it. I might be seen as a bit of a nut for giving this film an 8/10, but hell, I haven't enjoyed a horror movie this much in ages! It's all there---creepy, dark hospital setting, a gross out factor to weed out the idiots, over-use of female nudity (but not enough to make the film seem like it only relies on such a thing; this is just a bonus), a mystical, tribal ghost story that actually doesn't detract from the plot much, and an overall youthful, exuberant energy about the whole thing that just makes it all the more enchanting to those who love crap like this.
Unrest grabbed me by the throat and jettisoned ahead at full throttle, not letting up for nearly two hours, and it's certainly an underrated gem. Yes, it's not the most original movie out there, and yes, it's definitely a pretty bad movie, but it's one of those 'best of the worst' scenarios this time around. You'll know what I mean when you see it.
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