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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Krut ...
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Sean
Chris L. Clark ...
Chris (as Christopher L. Clark)
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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 ...
Male Police Officer
Megan Atwood ...
Female Police Officer
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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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31 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Deadlands Episode #2: Trapped  »

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$5,800 (estimated)
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When filming at the movie theater and bar locations, the production would go in after hours (12 midnight Theater, 2:30 am Bar) to start filming and would wrap each morning at around 8am or 9am. 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 »

Quotes

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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See...filmmakers can learn from mistakes
10 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I'm writing this solely because one of the very first reviews I ever did on IMDb was for this film's predecessor "Deadlands: The Rising" and it was an awful review. Seriously...it was terrible and I still stand by it. But redemption can be sweet (even if the person getting it doesn't care at all about the person giving it, as is surely the case here). Deadlands 2 is by no means a great movie, but it's certainly watchable and a HUGE step forward for the director. Yes, it's still a low budget zombie movie, but it's better in pretty much every aspect.

The plot is pretty straight forward for a zombie movie. Throw a few strangers into an enclosed space and watch them battle wits with the undead. A bit derivative, but it's leaps and bounds better than the last film. One pitfall avoided that many directors fall into that is avoided here is the desire to use tons of blood/gore. Don't get me wrong, I love gore. It's just that it can make a low budget film look cheap and cheesy. Hell, even the zombies looked 10 times better. In the last movie they were just regular folks with white grease paint on their faces and black around the eyes. Looking like rejects from a Misfits album cover is no way to make zombies.

All in all the movie is flawed and if you don't know it's a low budget flick you might be disappointed. I, however, was pleasantly surprised, knowing full well the horrors of the previous film (sorry guys, I still think it was just terrible).


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