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A freak accident turns a bulk of the world's population into lethal flesh-eating zombies. A small and desperate group of uninfected human survivors take refuge in a vacant casino in Reno, Nevada. Meanwhile, the undead outside become smarter, stronger, and more aggressive with each passing day. Written by
The production was temporarily shut down when the hotel used as both the primary location and housing for the cast and crew was shut down by the fire marshal. The hotel owners had not paid their electric bill and the power was shut off to the hotel. See more »
During the confrontation between Tori, Tom and Cindy in the kitchen, a piece of green tape is visible on the shotgun, just above the trigger housing. After the camera cuts from Tom to Toni, the tape is gone. See more »
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I'm really getting burned out on modern day zombie films, so here we go with yet another walking dead film that sometimes is good, but for the most part falls into all the usual traps that drag these films down. Munch munch, argue argue, dwindle cast, dwindle, drama here, gut munch there, textbook doggy.
A bunch of hugely unlikeable people survive a blast of some sort in Reno and find themselves surrounded by the living dead. There's our hero (I've forgotten his name), waitress Tori (who is really annoying), a tiny magician, and a jerk. At first thing go quite well for the film as these folks try and survive various zombie attacks, but far too soon into the film it becomes obvious that we're going to get a lot of bored folk trapped in a building surrounded by the living dead. Remember that bit in Dawn of the Dead where the characters gain power over the shopping mall and realise that all those material goods mean nothing spiritually when you're under siege by zombies? Well, that happens here too, within the first half an hour.
Eventually some other survivors crop up, armed to the teeth, and there's some bickering and double crossing and what not. You've seen it hundreds of times before. Reamins doesn't do anything new really. They should have kept up the zombie attacks and kept down the interpersonal drama, because when these folk go toe-to-toe with the zombies, it's fine. When they're shouting at each other, you can't help but wonder how much time you've got left before you can switch it off. The stop start nature of the film really drags it down, despite some subtle humour and the introduction of super powered zombies.
I'm gaining nothing from watching films like this now. If anyone knows of any recent zombie films that actually do anything new give me a shout.
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