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The Facility (2012)

TV-MA | | Horror | 23 June 2012 (UK)
Eight volunteers find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.

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Ian Clark

Writer:

Ian Clark (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Alex Reid ... Joni
Aneurin Barnard ... Adam
Chris Larkin ... Dr. Mansell
Amit Shah ... Arif
Steve Evets ... Morty
Nia Roberts Nia Roberts ... Katie
Jack Doolan ... Toby
Skye Lourie ... Carmen
Oliver Coleman Oliver Coleman ... Jed
Emily Butterfield Emily Butterfield ... Madeline
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Eight volunteers find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.

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Based on the 2006 TGN1412 medical trial. See more »

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Not bad, but a missed opportunity
1 January 2015 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

'The Facility' is about a group of middle-to-upper class people who volunteer to test a new drug called Pro9. If you can get over the fact that all but one appear far too well-to-do to feel the need to be human guinea pigs, then you have a reasonable premise for a horror/thriller movie.

Naturally, things go wrong. The drug makes people go crazy and look like they're suffering from extreme sunburn. I'm sure the writer wanted to convey a message about how bad pharmaceutical companies are. However, if that was the 'hidden message' then it's a little too well hidden.

What transpires plays out like a low budget zombie film (almost like a rough prequel to 28 Days Later). When the side effects start to show themselves in the test subjects, they just go crazy (think 'The Infected' from 28 Days Later) and, due to the 'sunburnt-effect' make-up, appear like zombies.

What's left is people running and hiding from their former colleagues all the way through it.

That wouldn't be so bad if the characters were a little more defined. However, half the test subjects are pretty unlikable and the others (even the good ones we're supposed to root for) are just too bland for us to be bothered about. The acting is as good as you can expect, but it isn't the actors' fault that they have so little to work with.

It's not the worst horror/thriller film out there, it just probably could have been a little better.


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23 June 2012 (UK) See more »

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