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Dead Air (I) (2009)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  2009 (USA)
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Logan Burnhardt is the ego-king of the airwaves, but his unflappable persona is put to the test when a terrorist bio-attack unleashes a plague of flesh-ripping maniacs on Los Angeles.

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Radio Host, Logan Burnhardt, starts off his show with off-beat questions such as the whereabouts of the Taj Mahal, and why it is only photographed from the front. With listeners calling in on a variety of issues, he soon becomes aware that terrorists have planted chemical bombs in stadiums and crowded areas that make people violent. He subsequently asks his colleague to travel home to ensure that his wife, Gabbi, and child are safe - not knowing that terrorists will soon take over the building and hold him and other colleagues hostage and force them to make a live broadcast of their real agenda. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Riot footage shown on TV during the Movie, are from the "Göteborg Riots" during the EU Summit in Göteborg, Sweden in June of 2001 (Courtesy of Swedish TV4) and from riots following the seizure and clearing of the Youth Collective "Ungdomshuset" in Copenhagen on March 1st. of 2007 (Courtesy of Danish PBS Station DR1) See more »

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The door that is blocked with furniture in the studio opens away from the blockade. See more »

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Logan: [the radio station employees are barricading the doors with heavy desks. Lucy walks over and sets a potted plant on top of the desks] And that's supposed to do WHAT?
Lucy: Fuck you!
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References Soylent Green (1973) See more »

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I Don't Wanna Die
Written by Theresa Walker
Produced and Performed by Theresa Walker and Tim Hall
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PONTYPOOL mixed with 28 DAYS LATER
8 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading a brief description of this film I thought someone had remade PONTYPOOL already. Well it is not a remake...but it really, really, borrows heavily from it. It also borrows quite a bit from 28 DAYS LATER.

Terrorist simultaneously detonate chemical bombs at major sporting events across the United States. The chemicals turn people into highly contagious, rabid, homicidal maniacs. A radio talk show host (Bill Mosely) and his crew are broadcasting live while the events unfold.

Most of the events take place at the radio station ala PONTYPOOL. Luckily the virus is man-made and not verbal (a plot point of PONTYPOOL that, while original, just didn't work for me). The infected have bleeding eyes, run fast and can infect you with just a scratch ala 28 DAYS LATER. So basically this movies takes the best parts of both films and mixes them together for its own purposes.

Over all I thought this was a great, entertaining movie. It moves along quickly and has some truly disturbing and horrific moments. Unfortunately the similarities to the other films was a bit of a let down and will probably turn some people off.


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