The United States Government has developed a highly effective nerve gas that is unleashed upon the residents of a small Maryland City. During the top secret exercise the infected citizens begin to convert each resident into a sort of living zombie, until the remaining town residents, 6 total strangers, are trapped inside a movie theater cineplex.Written by
While director Gary Ugarek starred in the first film, Deadlands: The Rising (2006) he fought hard not to even appear in Deadlands 2, even with a cameo appearance. because he said he felt very uncomfortable in front of the camera while trying to direct at the same time. The character of Chuck was going to be his cameo bit but he was able to pass that off to actor Chris O'Brocki and stay behind the camera. However, during the last weekend of filming and at the behest of the cast & crew he made a very quick cameo appearance as a customer walking out of the gun store. Gary has sworn he will not do acting while directing a film again because its hard to juggle both when starting a career as a filmmaker. Gary's only other appearance in front of the camera was in 'George A. Romero''s Land of the Dead (2005). See more »
During the meeting to commence the exercise of releasing the toxin on the public the boom mic and a crew member are visible in a reflection from art work used on the set. See more »
[Chris and Sean are about to make a run for the car, when Chris gets second thoughts]
This is not the time to be changing things man
I know, I just think we need a back-up plan is all.
What do you suggest?
Yeah the Marquee, you know the big fucking sign in the parking lot. Its 8 or 9 feet off the ground, we could climb up and be out of reach.
Well you better pray they can't jump or fly because otherwise we're screwed.
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HD DVD Version - Running time at 82:34, the reason for the shorter length is that director Gary Ugarek removed the Helena, Hussy of Horror introduction from the beginning of the film. On the Limited Edition HD DVD release, the Helena introduction is a now an option, thus shortening the films running time by 3 minutes. The film was re-mastered and re-color corrected for the HD DVD release resulting in a brand new master. The HD DVD release also changes the films title and copyright card that appears at the end of the film. It states above the films title "Extended Unrated Director's Cut". See more »
The residents of a small Maryland town find themselves stuck in a movie theater after the military conducts a test on a new virus that turns the residents into flesh-hungry zombies, forcing them to find a way out before being killed.
A decent low-budget zombie actioner, it does have some good stuff going for it in the sense of a claustrophobic space being used to good effect, some nifty action scenes with a swarm of the creatures running loose attacking at the same time, and there's some good enough gore to count among the pervasive amount of these types of zombie movies. However, it still suffers from several rather big flaws, in that the zombies look utterly terrible when we do get to see them since it's always so dark it's hard to make out anything with any certainty, the few glimpses are pretty terrible and not that innovative anyway, the zombie action is nice when it happens, but it's far too infrequent than what it should be and the finale is just plain terrible. Really needed work, but it's a decent enough film as is.
Unrated/R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, Nudity, an attempted rape and children-in-jeopardy
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