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
During production filming stopped twice. Once because actress Ashley Young separated her shoulder in an accident off set, and the second time to take a break through the winter months because director Gary Ugarek said "it is too hard to get people to come out and freeze their asses off just to play a zombie for free." Ironically, in 2004 Director Gary Ugarek drove to Toronto, Ontario Canada in mid November to play a zombie in George A. Romero's 'Land of the Dead' (2005) although the nightly temperatures were in the high 20's he never complained about the cold. See more »
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 »
[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
I know, I just think we need a back-up plan is all.
What do you suggest?
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.
Well you better pray they can't jump or fly because otherwise we're screwed.
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The residents of a small Maryland town find themselves stuck in a movie theater after the military conducts a test on a new virus that turns the residents into flesh-hungry zombies, forcing them to find a way out before being killed.
A decent low-budget zombie actioner, it does have some good stuff going for it in the sense of a claustrophobic space being used to good effect, some nifty action scenes with a swarm of the creatures running loose attacking at the same time, and there's some good enough gore to count among the pervasive amount of these types of zombie movies. However, it still suffers from several rather big flaws, in that the zombies look utterly terrible when we do get to see them since it's always so dark it's hard to make out anything with any certainty, the few glimpses are pretty terrible and not that innovative anyway, the zombie action is nice when it happens, but it's far too infrequent than what it should be and the finale is just plain terrible. Really needed work, but it's a decent enough film as is.
Unrated/R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, Nudity, an attempted rape and children-in-jeopardy
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