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When Evil Reigns (2006)

It was a day like any other, but for a group of school friends it quickly becomes a desperate fight for survival when heavy rain turns those caught in the downpour into homicidal maniacs. ... See full summary »
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Nick Beugelaar ... Nash
Tim Clark ... Damon
Josh Ellis ... Tony
Ken Grady ... University lecturer
Alix Jackson ... Chris
Emma Jackson ... Nicki
Kitty McCaffrey ... Jenny
Ann Meagher-Whiting ... Mrs. Pearce
Bill Mortimer ... Andy
Ceara Nelson ... Liz
Timothy Roberts ... Max
Matt Savige ... Matt
Ian Seymour ... Alex
Tanya Stuart ... Miranda
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It was a day like any other, but for a group of school friends it quickly becomes a desperate fight for survival when heavy rain turns those caught in the downpour into homicidal maniacs. Locked inside the school as violence erupts on the streets the group might think they are safe, but the infected are waiting for them just outside the poorly secured doors. And they want in... Written by C. Villinger

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Faster. Stronger. Smarter. And they want in.

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16 July 2006 (Australia)  »

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AUD 5,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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John: I'm just gonna take the torch, the club and that's it... I'm gonna take this stuff... then I'll get out of your house...
Man Upstairs: This isn't my house-!
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A 6.8 (currently)? Ummm...no
9 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

You know, for a long time IMDb was at least a somewhat viable source for movie ratings. Sure, personal preferences vary, but you got a vague idea. These days it seems you can't trust the ratings any farther than you can proverbially throw them. Such is the case of "When Evil Reigns".

Let me begin by saying that the Aussies/New Zealanders have put out some really great low budget horror flicks over time and especially in the past few years. This film, however, is a no budget not-so-horror flick that can never figure out how to do whatever it is that it wants to do. It's slow, ineffective, and ultimately crammed full of plot holes.

Basically you're dealing with a pseudo zombie outbreak that only effects people caught out in the rain. Get it...reign = rain? Ugh. Why does the rain turn people into mindless homicidal killers? No clue. No one ever comes remotely close to explaining it. Oh well. So you've got these crazy folks trying to break into a school where a group of really, really, REALLY stupid kids have holed up in an effort to survive. They live, they love, they make stupid decisions left and right, and they all become paranoid of each other for no reason whatsoever. At one point they even try to "cure" one of the effected people only to shove him outside as soon as he starts to turn. No explanation...just stupidity.

What you're looking at is a movie where little is explained but ultimately you won't care. You'll be too busy trying not to fall asleep. And not that it's a huge issue, but there's hardly any blood/gore and no nudity at all. I know that probably sounds sexist, but it's all but necessary in a modern horror film. Hell, even the sound is terribly (try not to laugh when someone gets punched and the sound is so far off that it's pathetic). Just avoid this one.


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