A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to devolve into blood-thirsty rat creatures. Six recently evicted tenants must survive the night and protect their downtown apartment building as the city quickly spirals out of control.Written by
I just bought this movie yesterday and it was decently entertaining. Not the best of the Afterdark Horrorfest movies in my opinion, but definitely worthwhile for anyone needing a good zombie fix.
The acting in this movie was definitely some of the best I've seen in the horrorfest line, the actors are convincing enough to make it an easily believable story. The makeup on the zombies is much better than I've seen in a lot of other movies and is especially disturbing to those of you who, like me, own pet rats. :) The movie seemed to be a social commentary slipped into a horror film as well, which (whether you agree or disagree with the sentiments) just seems to add another level of intelligence to an otherwise normal horror movie. Subtle comments from newscasters along the lines of "why is it taking the government so long to react (to the outbreak)" and that the mayor of New York was going to hold a press conference live from Barbados (or Bermuda...I can't remember which) are an echo of our times in the minds of many and will be enjoyable gems to people who have found themselves disappointed with the government's handling of natural disasters or times of crisis.
The downfalls of the movie, and these are only in my opinion, are that there seems to be no real explanation. We don't know how this virus started, there are a lot of visuals (ie: Blackhawks flying over the city in the beginning) that made me think this was a government experiment gone wrong or something, but nothing is ever elaborated on. Personally, I enjoy my movies with a thick plot and an ending where all the loose ends are tied up and in this case, we don't get that.
Zombie fans, I honestly think you'll enjoy this. Others, you might want to pass.
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