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‘Pandemic’ DVD Review

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Stars: Rachel Nichols, Missi Pyle, Alfie Allen, Mekhi Phifer, Paul Guilfoyle, Danielle Rose Russell | Written by Dustin T. Benson | Directed by John Suits

John Suits, director of 2014′s The Scribbler – a personal favourite – is back behind the camera for Pandemic, a first-person look at a zombie outbreak that takes the tropes of the genre and pushes them through the eyes of a modern-day video game…

Set in the very-near future (CCTV footage carries a 2017 date), Pandemic sees a virus of epic proportions carving its way across the planet, wiping out entire cities. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren is a doctor who, after the fall of New York, arrives in Los Angeles to lead the hunt for uncontaminated civilian survivors. But nothing can prepare her crack team for the
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Pandemic Movie Review

Pandemic Movie Review
Title: Pandemic XLrator Media Director: John Suits Writer: Dustin T. Benson Cast: Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen with Missi Pyle and Mekhi Phifer Running Time: 91min Rated: Unrated (language, violence, gore) In Theaters on April 1st and on VOD and iTunes on April 5th In the near future, a virus that causes brain swelling and insane violence has taken over the planet. Dr Lauren Chase (Rachel Nichols, Chicago Fire) is separated from her husband and teenage daughter after the fall of New York. She goes to Los Angeles to rescue the few remaining uninfected survivors, and also find a way back to her daughter.  She leads a team with Gunner (Mekhi  [ Read More ]

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Interview with Pandemic Writer Dustin T. Benson

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Earlier this month, John Suits' first-person apocalypse thriller Pandemic saw release. While in my review I lamented that it's becoming harder and harder to impress with zombie fare in a world jammed packed with it, I still found the film's Pov approach did add an interesting new flavour to the sub genre and there were some punchy moments of both intense action and creepy suspense that stood out.

After seeing the film, I reached out to writer Dustin T. Benson to ask some questions abo [Continued ...]
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The Outre Eye of Daniel Xiii Featuring Pandemic Director John Suits and Producer Gabe Cowan!

Hey there, creeps! Pull up a coffin and gather ’round, because die-rector John Suits and Producer Gabe Cowan just stepped across my dismal doorstep to chat up their latest flick Pandemic!

Famous Monsters. Welcome, welcome, my fiends; please take a load off… mind that throw pillow; it’s genuine werewolf hide. Anyway, let’s get down to brass tacks. Pandemic, how did that come to be?

John Suits. We were reading through a bunch of scripts looking for our next projects and came across Dustin T. Benson’s script, Viral (the name was later changed to Pandemic), which was on the 2012 Bloodlist. We loved the story and the idea of shooting a movie in the style of a First Person Shooter.

Gabe Cowan. At the time we were looking for something fun and different for John to dig his visual mind into. We’ve always been guys who like to try new and different things.
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Pandemic – Review

Review by Stephen Tronicek

Pandemic is a found footage film that never manages to feel like one because of it’s passion. Every little detail has been looked after here, and that might be half the reason it works. The beautiful sense of place, and gory action makes for a piece of worthwhile piece.

The plot here is simple. A few operatives are sent into a quarantine zone to retrieve a lost team. Lauren (Rachel Nichols) is the protagonist, and the audience Pov character (quite literally) but is hiding something

The fact is found footage is best used to either allow for creeping horror (as in Paranormal Activity 1) or putting the audience in a full on immersive intense situation (as in Cloverfield). Pandemic might benefit from falling a little bit into both. Pandemic does have a fast pace allowing only some of the suspense to really pay off, but
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A Stronger Reason is Needed to Face this Pandemic: A Film Review

*an online screener of this film was provided by XLRator Media. Director: John Suits. Writers: Dustin T. Benson. Cast: Rachel Nichols, Missi Pyle, Alfie Allen, Mekhi Phifer and Paul Guilfoyle. There are a number of zombie themed films in the horror genre. Some are better than others. Writer Dustin T. Benson borrows some of the better ideas from films such as 28 Days Later (2002), Dawn of the Dead (2004) and [Rec] (2007). Meanwhile, director John Suits shows all of the action through helmet cams'. This helps amp up thrills in these scenes. However, the film lacks believability, with a four man crew entering into the zombie Heart of Darkness. A pretty standard zombie thriller, Pandemic strings together a number of thought experiments; the result is slightly flat. A doctor has escaped the ravages of a viral pandemic in New York. In Los Angeles, Lauren (Rachel Nichols) is not much better off. The violent infected are roaming the streets,
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Pandemic Review

I hate making claims like the one you’re about to read, but here goes nothing: Pandemic is the Alien Outpost of 2016 – assuredly my most inconsequential critical comparison. “Alien Outpost” will mean nothing to the hordes who never discovered its existence, and I’m confident that many of you might never have heard of a little first-person thriller called Pandemic until now. But that’s why I’m here! It’s my job to constantly chug away at a never-ending pile of horror’s lesser publicized efforts while insomnia sets in and the voices keep me company.

In this who’s who of “where are they now” talents from Hollywood’s yesteryear, director John Suits dives head-first into a zombie plague that’s a little bit 28 Days Later, a tad Battlefield La (in feel), and reminiscent of Rec (not in quality, though). Beginning as any video game would (an introductory tutorial
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Exclusive Clip from Virus Breakout Thriller 'Pandemic' Featuring Mekhi Phifer

Shot in a first-person perspective, "Pandemic" is set in the near future, where a zombie virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. A team of scientists are sent in to a condemned city during the outbreak, as humanity falls to the virus, where they hope to find a cure and keeping the infected contained. Directed by John Suits, from a script penned by Dustin T. Benson, the film stars Alfie Allen, Mekhi Phifer, Missi Pyle, and Rachel Nichols as the team of scientists. XLrator Media will release "Pandemic" in theaters on April 1, and on VOD and iTunes on April 5. S&A has been granted an exclusive clip from the film, which is embedded...
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You Will Not Be Able to Sleep Like a Baby with this Latest Clip for Pandemic

Tagline: "You are Humanity's Last Stand." As Armstrong Williams stated: "if it bleeds, it leads." In this case, a distraught mother pays the ultimate price. The promotional material for the apocalyptic Pandemic continues to show dire situations. This film is slated for an early April release, through XLRator Media. And, Pandemic stars Rachel Nichols (Alex Cross), Mekhi Phifer (Dawn of the Dead) and Alfie Allen. Dustin T. Benson developed the script, with John Suits directing. The film's latest clip is hosted here. Fans of zombified feature are surely starting to piece together the film's storyline. For others, a virus is going global, turning the infected into bloodthirsty animals. A team of scientists and researchers are tasked with entering a quarantined zone, to find clues for possible immunization. However, an army of killers stand in this team's way. The film has been shot with the viewer as the protagonist. Viewers will
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Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Pandemic’ Review

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Stars: Rachel Nichols, Missi Pyle, Alfie Allen, Mekhi Phifer, Paul Guilfoyle, Danielle Rose Russell | Written by Dustin T. Benson | Directed by John Suits

John Suits, director of 2014′s The Scribbler – a personal favourite – is back behind the camera for Pandemic, a first-person look at a zombie outbreak that takes the tropes of the genre and pushes them through the eyes of a modern-day video game…

Set in the very-near future (CCTV footage carries a 2017 date), Pandemic sees a virus of epic proportions carving its way across the planet, wiping out entire cities. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren is a doctor who, after the fall of New York, arrives in Los Angeles to lead the hunt for uncontaminated civilian survivors. But nothing can prepare her crack team for the
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Round-Up: Predator: Life And Death #1 Preview Pages, Pandemic Trailer, Earthrise

We have not one, not two, not even three, but four preview pages (and three covers) from Dark Horse's Predator: Life and Death #1. Also in this round-up: a trailer for Pandemic and details on the release of Earthrise.

Predator: Life and Death #1: "Colonial Marines on the planet Tartarus battle extraterrestrial hunters over the possession of a mysterious horseshoe-shaped spaceship of unknown origin. The Weyland-Yutani rep wants the ship, and the marine captain wants to protect her crew. But neither objective is likely when a band of Predators attacks!

*Predator: Life and Death begins chapter one in a new story cycle involving Predators, Aliens, and the mysterious Engineers from Prometheus!

Predator: Life and Death #1 - JAN160126

Dan Abnett (W), Brian Thies (A), Sachin Teng (Variant Cover), and Chris Warner (30th Variant Cover).

On sale March 2nd."

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Pandemic: "Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of
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Watch Mekhi Phifer in Trailer for "First-Person Shooter" Zombie Thriller, 'Pandemic'

Shot in a first-person perspective, "Pandemic" is set in the near future, where a zombie virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. A team of scientists are sent in to a condemned city during the outbreak, as humanity falls to the virus, where they hope to find a cure and keeping the infected contained. Directed by John Suits, from a script penned by Dustin T. Benson, the film stars Alfie Allen, Mekhi Phifer, Missi Pyle, and Rachel Nichols as the team of scientists. An April 1 theatrical release date is set. Trailer (which looks like a first-person shooter video game) below:
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The Outre Eye Of Daniel Xiii: The Scribbler, Devoured, and Hell Of The Living Dead/Rats: Night Of Terror Combo Blu-ray

The Outre Eye Of Daniel Xiii: The Scribbler, Devoured, and Hell Of The Living Dead/Rats: Night Of Terror Combo Blu-ray
The Scribbler

Release Date: Theaters, VOD, and iTunes September 19th Written By: Dan Schaffer Directed By: John Suits Starring: Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku

Man o’ man, creeps. What we have here is a lil’ independent gem that serves as one of the most original and entertaining superhero origin films I’ve seen in many a day!

But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself… ya see, at first, The Scribbler plays out like a kind of murder mystery (albeit a surreal and ultra-stylized one), as Suki (Katie Cassidy), a young girl with multiple personalities, arrives at Juniper Tower, a boarding home for recently released mental patients—all of whom have their own unique quirks (think Arkham Asylum subdivided into low-rent housing).

After Suki arrives and does a lil’ of the ol’ self-medicating (which in this case involves her eliminating individual personas from her psyche via a machine
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