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Devil's Playground (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror | September 2011 (USA)
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As the world succumbs to a zombie apocalypse, Cole, a hardened mercenary, is chasing the one person who can provide a cure. In his way aren't only the flesh-eating, super-athletic cannibals... See full summary »

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Mark McQueen

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Bart Ruspoli (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Fairbrass ... Cole
Danny Dyer ... Joe
MyAnna Buring ... Angela Mills
Jaime Murray ... Lavinia
Shane Taylor ... Geoffrey
Bart Ruspoli ... Matthew Mills
Craig Conway ... Steve
Lisa McAllister Lisa McAllister ... Kate
Alistair Petrie ... Andy Billing
Jack Healy Jack Healy ... Jim
Del Henney Del Henney ... Dr. Michael Brooke
Colin Salmon ... Peter White
Sean Pertwee ... Rob
Ben Shafik Ben Shafik ... Cooper
Michael Eaves ... Mr. Morgan
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As the world succumbs to a zombie apocalypse, Cole, a hardened mercenary, is chasing the one person who can provide a cure. In his way aren't only the flesh-eating, super-athletic cannibals as humanity's greatest danger, but people themselves! Written by Anonymous

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Our Future Has One Hope See more »

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Action | Horror

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UK

Language:

English

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September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Human Contagion: Devil's Playground See more »

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$2,400,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Sean Pertwee makes his cameo as a favor to producer Jonathan Sothcott after having to drop out of Dead Cert at the last minute. See more »

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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Land of the Dead (2013) See more »

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Bringing London To A Standstill
By James Edward Barker
Performed by James Edward Barker
Copyright 2010
Published by Veneration Music 2010
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Trashy Time-Waster
16 October 2010 | by bushtonySee all my reviews

A very low budget action/horror Brit flick featuring freerunning mutant zombie flesh eaters. Craig (Cliffhanger) Fairbrass and Danny (just about every recent cheapo-diamond-geezer pseudo-Arthur Mullard C-Grade megatrash straight-to-video Brit movie in recent years) Dyer take the leads.

The script and dialogue are pretty darned atrocious and the acting is sub-primary school nativity play standard. But, the pace is frenetic, the action violent and unrelenting, and it is a bit of mildly diverting fun. Plus, considering the budget must have stood at around £7.80 and a bag of chps, the convincing representation of London in the midst of a zombie apocalypse is fairly well rendered and quite suitably atmospheric.

There's plenty of punching, strangling, bludgeoning and shooting of the freerunning mutant zombie flesh eaters, and the very fact that the makers thought a Resident Evil type of virus McGuffin with the side-effect of gracing the stricken with parkour skills was a workable creative advance on the "28 Days Later" formula, makes it quite hilarious to watch at times.

Worth a look if you've nothing better to do. A cheerfully trashy time-waster.


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