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Deadlands 2: Trapped (2008)

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When the US gov't tests a highly secret nerve gas on the residents of Hagerstown, MD the side effects bring down a world of horrors for 6 strangers trapped inside a movie theater.

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Sean
Chris L. Clark ...
Chris (as Christopher L. Clark)
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Ashley Young ...
Casey
Corrine Brush ...
Shelly
Alexa Davidson ...
Little Girl
Dave Cooperman ...
Dr. David Robbins
Eric Shawn Thomas ...
Tim - Gun Store Owner (as Eric S. Thomas)
Lee Tanner ...
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Megan Atwood ...
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Chuck
Harold Frazer ...
Willie
Chris Kiros ...
Joseph
Greg Rice ...
Gun Store Customer
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The United States Government has developed a highly effective nerve gas that is unleashed upon the residents of a small Maryland City. During the top secret exercise the infected citizens begin to convert each resident into a sort of living zombie, until the remaining town residents, 6 total strangers, are trapped inside a movie theater cineplex. Written by Gary Ugarek

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In one night, One city will fight against an enemy that never stops, shows no emotion, no remorse, and is already... DEAD! See more »


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Deadlands Episode #2: Trapped  »

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Trivia

During an interview on Midnight Podcast in November 2009, director Gary Ugarek admitted show that Deadlands 2 is a reboot. He stated he was disappointed he couldn't include everything he wanted in the first film so when he had the Chance to make another zombie film he went back into his original Deadlands screenplay and began lifting items out to incorporate into what became Deadlands 2 and said this is the low budget zombie film he envisioned back in 2005, and that Deadlands: The Rising (2006) was a real trial by error film. He further went on to explain that if you lift out the traffic jam massacre from the first Deadlands movie and put into this film it would be the full completed version of his original screenplay. Ironically he admits many of the production crew from the first and second films asked him to do just that but he said no, it is better to keep them apart and that Deadlands 2 is fine as it is considering its low budget. He also stated it is his favorite of his 2 zombie films. See more »

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During the meeting to commence the exercise of releasing the toxin on the public the boom mic and a crew member are visible in a reflection from art work used on the set. See more »

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Sean: [Chris and Sean are about to make a run for the car, when Chris gets second thoughts] This is not the time to be changing things man
Chris: I know, I just think we need a back-up plan is all.
Sean: What do you suggest?
Chris: The Marquee.
Sean: The Marquee?
Chris: Yeah the Marquee, you know the big fucking sign in the parking lot. Its 8 or 9 feet off the ground, we could climb up and be out of reach.
Sean: Well you better pray they can't jump or fly because otherwise we're screwed.
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Trust me ... you've seen this before
17 May 2013 | by (Winnipeg, Canada) – See all my reviews

You know the drill. It's a small town somewhere in the U.S. One day, folks start acting crazy. People who look … dead perhaps … start attacking people. All attempts to fight them off fail. It's almost as if they were zombies or something.

That's right … it's another zombie film. All your standard bases are covered here. There's a government agency quarantining the town. They, of course, cannot successfully fight off the zombies, mostly because they keep forgetting to shoot them in the head. We have a group of survivors, some of whom know each other, some who are strangers, who lock themselves in an enclosed space (a movie theatre) to get away from the zombies. One of them has already been bitten by a zombie … I wonder what will happen to him? As you've probably surmised, this film is a by-the-numbers zombie flick. It's so by-the-numbers that it hits all the broad plot points without bothering to fill in the details. We see an unspecified government agency performing experiments that cause the zombie outbreak, but we never find out what this experiment is or how it might cause people to become zombies. We get no details about how this outbreak occurs. We see nobody become zombies. We don't know how people become zombies. Zombies just appear out of nowhere as needed in whatever size crowd the movie requires.

Essentially, it's impossible to have much of a stake in what happens in this movie. With the exception of one creative plot twist during a climactic action sequence, you've seen all of this before and you've seen it done much better. At best, it's a mildly inoffensive time waster.


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