A virus breaks out at a university and people start to become zombies. After 29 days, a team of AMS scientists and soldiers are sent in to deal with the problem. But while they search, things go wrong.
After he's bitten by a scorpion carrying a zombie virus, a tough soldier survives the infection, becoming only half zombie. Once back in the US, he finds himself fighting his former comrades in arms, all of whom are turning into zombies!
Maxx and his girlfriend Lisa are a pair of recovering drug addicts whom are recruited by a clan of sex & violence crazed vampires led by the egotistical and charismatic Darius. But to become members, Maxx and Lisa have to give up their humanity and become vampires themselves. As Maxx and Lisa adopt to their new lifestyle of immortality with all the advantages and disadvantages, their addiction to drugs now turns to addiction to human blood and each new 'fix' leads them deeper into debauchery. Will these two rookie vampires find salvation, or be damned to all eternity of their latest thirst for blood? Written by
The cast includes several actors who appeared in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Clare Kramer (who appeared as the god-like Glory)l; Tom Lenk (who played would-be supervillain Andrew); and Serena Scott Thomas (who played Faith's evil mentor, Gwendolyn Post). Although Adam Baldwin didn't appear in that series, he had a recurring role in the spin-off show Angel. See more »
When Maxx accepts his new "life" and leaves on his motorcycle to meet Macey he has no helmet, then "he" has a helmet while on the road, and then when he arrives he has no helmet again. Obviously, their rider for the street shot wore a helmet to be legal. See more »
It's a total "Near Dark" rip-off and some of the elements suffer in comparison to the original and tonally it's kind of scatter-shot, uncontrolled, but very fun and interesting in its own way. One interesting thing is how it takes the drug-addiction metaphor angle-- familiar from "Near Dark" and Abel Ferarra's "The Addiction"-- and runs with it in a really enjoyable, over-the-top way.
It's also very well directed though you can see here and there where the speed and pressure of low budget production led to a few key scenes not being as executed as well as possible. But that's really kind of a quibble.
I recommend it.
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