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The Plague (2006)

Video  -  Horror  -  5 September 2006 (USA)
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Ten years have passed since the world's children fell into a coma. Tonight they're waking up and all hell is breaking loose. An unholy battle between the generations is being waged, and time is not on the side of adults.

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Cast

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Tom Russell
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Jean Raynor
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Sam Raynor
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Kip (as Josh Close)
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Sheriff Cal Stewart (as John Connolly)
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Nora
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Claire
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deputy Nathan Burgandy
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Dr. Jenkins
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David
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Jim
Genevieve Pelletier ...
Nurse Daniels
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Eric Russell
David Stuart Evans ...
Intern (as David Evans)
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Nurse Hansen
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In 1983 all children aged nine years or less fall into a coma at the same time. The children remain in the coma for the next 10 years and all children born during this time are born into the same state. Ten years later Tom Russel, who was imprisoned after killing a man in a fight, is released from prison and returns to his home town where his older brother has a son in a coma. That night all the children wake up but they are hellbent on killing all the adults. It soon becomes apparent that the children share a sort of collective consciousness and as one learns they all learn. As they get smarter they learn to disable motor vehicles and eventually to use firearms. A group of survivors, led by Tom and Jean, try to escape to the safety of a base located 60 km outside the town. Written by GPSJane

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Rated R for horror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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When Jean, Kip and Claire are in the locker room, there's a point where you can see the marking tape "x" on the floor. See more »

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Restrained but still fun
22 January 2007 | by (Perth, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

First off, its quite easy to tell that author Clive Barker didn't have a lot to do with this film. There are few of the trademarks that one expects from a Barker tale here. Obviously this was meant solely to be a production that he could get off the ground quickly and without trouble to start off his Midnight Picture Show company.

The story follows a mysterious plague that causes all the children of the world under the age of 9 to fall into a coma. Skip ahead 10 years and the children have begun to awaken. The only problem is they have a strong desire to kill any and all adults.

There are some great twists in here. After 10 years in a coma, one's muscles would be jello, so the authors have given the children seizures twice a day every day to keep the muscles in active condition and allow them to grow and become strong. The first thought one might have is of the standard zombie film scenario: survivors hole up as hordes outside hunt them and kill them. Indeed, there is some truth to this. The difference is that the kids don't want to eat the adults, just kill them and send them into the afterlife. A lot of this is never fully explained much like the reasons for the zombies in Night Of The Living Dead. There are some reasons suggested but no concrete evidence given.

What brought the film down was its ultra low budget. The film looked cheap. The less than stellar acting also caused the film a heavy hit in my opinion. Lots of people have criticized James Van Der Beek for his performance but I'd have to say that the blame lies fully on the entire cast. No one here delivers a decent performance.

All in all, its worth a look, but it will hardly set the world on fire.


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