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  • In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.

  • A group of children is kept restrained to wheelchairs in an underground base are fed with worms and have classes with Helen Justineau, who treats the children with humanity and has a special care for the intelligent girl Melanie. Sargeant Eddie Parks is concerned with the treatment of Helen to the children and spits on his arm close to the nose of one child to show her their violent reaction. Soon it is disclosed that in the near future, a mysterious fungal disease has wiped out great part of mankind that had turned into zombies called "hungries". The scientist Dr. Caroline Caldwell is researching a cure using the children as guinea pigs in experiments. When Dr. Caldwell brings Melanie to her laboratory, Helen tries to stop her; however the base is invaded by the flesh-eating zombies. Sergeant Parks, Privates Kieran Gallagher and Dillon and Dr. Caldwell succeeds to escape in an armored truck and they rescue Helen and Melanie from the zombies. They stop to collect water from a river and Dillon is bitten by a zombie and Parks executes him. Sergeant Parks finds that the fuel tank was shot and without fuel, they need to walk to the Beacon base in the beginning of their dangerous journey through London. Will they survive?

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

    - Written by Anonymous

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