An underfunded university professor is on track to build the world's first bio-computer using genetically engineered bacteria when something goes terribly wrong. Now that something is top of the food chain.
Professor Jake Northrop (Eric Starkey) is horrified to learn that his experimental, bio-computer bacteria turns people into flesh-eating monsters. While most of his accidental creations are lumbering idiots, some are very different. They can outrun you. They can out-think you, and they're hungry. With the help of Bill Santini (Doug Van Liew), a homeless veteran, and a small group of survivors, the professor must run a gauntlet of ghouls to escape Center City and find a cure for the zombie plague.Written by
This film is an adaptation of the first book in the 'Zombacter' book series. Zombacter: Center City Contagion and Zombie King of Everything (the follow-up book in the series) are available as eBooks from Amazon. Both books can found at the Film-Director's and Author's Amazon page. See more »
Archetypical zombie movie...
I hadn't even heard about this 2020 movie before now in 2021 as I stumbled upon it by random luck. And seeing it was a zombie movie, of course I took the time to sit down to watch it. After all, I am huge fan of all things zombie.
But as luck would have it, "Zombacter: Center City Contagion" is just your average run-of-the-mill low budget zombie movie, one of those types that come a dime a dozen. So yeah, while you're in for a zombie movie, don't expect anything grand or extraordinary here.
Storywise then "Zombacter: Center City Contagion" could be any other random zombie movie, because it is just that stereotypical. But if you don't mind watching a movie that is pretty much exactly like the hundreds of other similar zombie movies before it, then "Zombacter: Center City Contagion" is definitely something for you.
Visually then I will say that "Zombacter: Center City Contagion" was actually not half-bad for a low budget movie. There were some decent enough zombie make-up effect here and there, but they also resorted to the classic low budget zombie make-up effects of just slapping paint on the face and forgetting about every other bit of exposed skin.
One thing that did prove interesting in "Zombacter: Center City Contagion" was the fact that writer and director Sean Bingham actually included a cause for a zombie outbreak in the movie. That is something that is rarely done in zombie movies, so thumbs up for that.
The acting in the movie was as to be expected for a low budget zombie movie. I mean, some actors and actresses put on adequate enough performances, while others were just shambling around like the zombies chasing after them.
"Zombacter: Center City Contagion" came and went without as much as a groan, much less leaving a lasting bite mark. While it was watchable, it was just too generic in every aspect. And that reflects in my rating of the movie, which lands on a four out of ten stars.
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