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Infection (2005)

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On May 19, 2004, an unprecedented biological outbreak occurred in Lawton, California. A classified N.S.A.A. report detailed the carnage which ensued that night. This film is based on that top-secret report.

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Albert Pyun

Writer:

Cynthia Curnan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jenny Dare Paulin ... Cheryl Cooper (as Virginia Dare)
Morgan Weisser ... Timmy Boswell
Alan Abelew Alan Abelew ... Jenkins
Tony Stewart Tony Stewart ... Man with Disabled Truck
Don Keith Opper ... Deputy Ben (voice) (as Don Opper)
Norbert Weisser ... Dr. Franks / Deputy Ben
Joseph Friedl Joseph Friedl ... Tow Truck Driver
Laurie O'Brien ... Reporter
Cary Thompson ... Government Agent / Alien
Lauren Sutherland Lauren Sutherland ... Jenkins' Wife
Scott Paulin ... Officer Brick Bardo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jade Sealey ... (voice)
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Storyline

A meteor carrying an unknown infection, lands outside a Small Californian community, bringing terror and death. Just after midnight, a local rancher named Larry Jenkins discovers the meteor and calls the police. Inspector Bardo is sent to the scene to investigate. The small Lawton police department is short-handed, as it is the night of the high school prom. Arriving at a desolate forest road miles out of town, Bardo discovers that Jenkins has been infected by the alien organism. The officer is savagely attacked and infected. Both men head towards Lawton, terrorizing and contaminating everyone they encounter. Meanwhile, Cheryl and Timmy have left the prom and are parked atop Lover's Lane. Bardo comes upon the lovebirds and attacks them, infecting Timmy. Now Cheryl must run for her life through the pitch-black forest, escaping her pursuers and trying to reach the authorities before the infection spreads to L.A. Written by Anonymous

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Not of this earth...

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
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Filmwerks See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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First time I've seen a movie without seeing the movie o_0
5 November 2011 | by shoesncandlesSee all my reviews

That's right. You heard me.

Almost everything important in this movie happens off-camera. The problem with these "real-life" style horror flicks is that the presence of the camera has to be explained. The only way the makers of 'Infection' could think of to get a "real" camera into their movie was to use the dashboard camera of a police car. The problems with this choice should have been immediately apparent--the middle of a car's dashboard can't follow a principal character around. A police car can't bob and weave through buildings, can't hide in bushes, can't investigate strange sounds in an abandoned warehouse or flee to the roof and fail miserably at trying to escape via helicopter, can't do about 80% of the "required" activity in a successful zombies-are-coming-to-eat-you flick. It's just too limited. Even COPS doesn't rely ONLY on dashboard cameras. Why the makers of 'Infection' thought they could do it is beyond me. You're so desensitized to everything by the time hand-held cameras finally DO come into play toward the end, it doesn't even have an effect.

The "skipping" footage doesn't help matters. For the feed to cut out just when what IS visible starts to get good doesn't make it extra scary, it just makes it frustrating.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of "less is more." Best thing about 'Paranormal Activity?' The power of suggestion. But the power of suggestion ALONE is not enough to carry a good horror film.

Even with an "A for effort," I can only justify giving this flop three stars. Recommended only for those who can't handle the real scares in something like '*REC' or 'Paranormal Activity.'


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