The military's attempt to shoot down an orbiting satellite unleashes a space-borne epidemic on a remote, small town.

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Credited cast:
Marguerite Sundberg ...
Brooke
Michael Flores ...
Max
Mark Chiappone ...
Stu
Beth Pratt ...
Karen
Zoe Miller ...
Steph
Bernard Setaro Clark ...
Davidson
...
Cooper
Alyssa Coan ...
Krissy
Vanessa Smith ...
Kim
Brendan Nagle ...
Chad
Michael Essi ...
Dykes
Lynette Dixon ...
Mrs. Brewer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dana Beierle ...
Sue
J.T. Boone ...
Yoga Instructor
Christine Tino Dickerson ...
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The military's attempt to shoot down an orbiting satellite unleashes a space-borne epidemic on a remote, small town. Deputy Max Brody and his girlfriend Brooke must battle their way through an army of infected townsfolk and soldiers as they struggle to save themselves and their loved ones from a horrible, early death. When cannibalism is contagious, will even the strong survive? Written by Lynette Dixon

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12 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Germ Z  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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At 00:50:10, the dad has gore and blood smeared all over his shirt after escaping the infected. As he reloads his gun, the gore turns into two small spatters and then back again to the gore between shots. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Cannibalistic virus action not scary enough
15 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

A satellite crashes near a small town in the middle of the woods. Something from space came with the satellite, and starts to turn the townfolks into cannibalistic freaks.

This is an indie with freaks running around attacking people. It could be a scary watch if it's done right. This one isn't right. It tries to have that kinetic feel, but the camera work doesn't accentuate the action. This is not '28 Days Later'. The camera is not aggressive enough. There is a lot of blood, a lot of killing, a lot of running, and not enough excitement.

In addition, the movie starts excruciatingly slow. It's 25 minutes before anything interesting happens. It's even longer before we get the first kill. That's way too long for a modern horror movie.

I'm not put off by the low budget. In fact, I think they got good value for their money. The acting is pretty good for a low budget horror. Even the little kids put in good performances. But the directions don't show any sparks or originality. There is nothing special here, and there are too many glaring problems.


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