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Billions are dead and the few that are left start to realize they are not alone. Initially when the dead begin to rise, they are not very threatening. However, in a short period of time, the lurching bodies begin to get their most basic senses back and this makes them much more dangerous. When the dead become attracted to light and sound, the survivors have no option but to live in silent darkness. Written by
It has to be said, this movie is extremely low budget that has many plot holes and there isn't anything really consistent. Where the movie shines is having characters who you don't want to die. In many few against many horror movies there are some characters you just want to die. At least within this movie you empathize with the characters. The lighting in the movie is pretty dark, giving it a home movie feel. Sometimes this works to good effect, other times less so. Still there are a few scenes where you think something might happen and doesn't and others vice versa! From the Omega Man onwards there have been movies with trained personnel taking on the living dead to individuals. Again it was refreshing not to see a movie that everyone had to be tooled up to the nines and like Shaun of the Dead you could walk among them and not always been seen as a quick snack (if you walked around slowly and quietly).
The movie is very slow paced and doesn't use montages of what is on TV or a radio to learn how to kill or not, the zombies. Additionally rather than having immediate flesh eating zombies the zombies seem to be passive at first and then violent later on in the movie. This gives this movie a different tact.
Okay, I've gone over the parts which I think it's different from others. Still, I'd say there's nothing really new within the movie. We know the story: Virus kills off billions, a few people survive and get into the country and try and live in peace. But, the zombies can find you and slowly they come in their masses! David Carodine, I have NO idea why they got him into this low budget piece. They could have got anyone to play his part and in fact it'd probably have been better if they had. Like other comments here, I thought it was painful to see him act. His role was kinda a fill-in, madman keeps zombies at bay and he's hiding a secret.
There's some very good points raised in the movie about how to survive a holocaust and what next. Still, the worst parts are found in the big plot holes. For example, sometimes the zombies move super-fast early in their development and then seem to forget that they had this ability! Next their development to eating flesh in live animals seems to again come earlier in the movie and then forgotten again.
If you'd like to see a more dynamic take on humans in zombie-land and have not seen the other likely suspects I'd give this one a try. But, if you've seen 28 days later, Romero's latest movies and maybe haven't seen this years best zombie flick Dead Snow, I'd save your money on this and rent Dead Snow!
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