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The Killing Strain (2010)

A man-made virus, 'The Killing Strain'-- an out-of-control swine flu-- turns infected humans into raging monsters. As it rapidly spreads, a group of uninfected survivors must make ... See full summary »


Daniel Maldonado




Credited cast:
Tom Lagleder ... David
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Willie Bowen Willie Bowen ... Neil
Dennis Cabas Dennis Cabas ... Zombie
Rick Carrillo Rick Carrillo ... Sgt. Michael Harrison
T.J. Criss T.J. Criss ... Zombie
James Crowell James Crowell ... Zombie (as E.J. Crowell)
Venda D'Abato Venda D'Abato ... Amy
Valerie Flores Valerie Flores ... Zombie
Christopher Henry Christopher Henry ... Zombie
Lisa Marie Kull Lisa Marie Kull ... Zombie
Nina Leon ... Maria
Jason Mendez Jason Mendez ... Zombie
Jason Olivo Jason Olivo ... Zombie (as Jason Oliva)
William Brian Potts William Brian Potts ... Sam
Martha Prentiss Martha Prentiss ... Margaret


A man-made virus, 'The Killing Strain'-- an out-of-control swine flu-- turns infected humans into raging monsters. As it rapidly spreads, a group of uninfected survivors must make life-or-death decisions before the U.S. military firebombs the area in a desperate attempt contain the contagion. The survivors are unaware that the virus has already reached their group-- by infecting one of them-- and now the merciless metamorphic process has begun. Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Thriller



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Release Date:

3 October 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie Busters See more »

Filming Locations:

San Antonio, Texas, USA

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During the filming for the last zombie attack temperatures during the hot Texas summer peaked over 100 degrees for a week straight. See more »


At the beginning of this movie, the female character is hooked up to a machine pumping air into her lungs (by way of a tube from a vacuum cleaner). She also has a nasal cannula in her nose. You only need one or the other. Not both. See more »

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Ordinary zombie movie delivered at an independent level
13 February 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE KILLING STRAIN is another garden-variety zombie movie, made at an independent level (and on the cheap) and shot out in the wilds of Texas. It's a pretty unconvincing and uninteresting little movie, content to plough well-furrowed fields instead of chronicling anything new, and is let down as a whole by the usual constraints of indie film-making.

The main problem the film has is the derivative script which fails to give the viewer either an interesting storyline or likable characters. The amateur cast do their best but their roles are very ordinary with nobody standing out from the crowd. The special effects are limited and the zombies in the film are just your bog standard looking types with little to distinguish them from another hundred movies.

In essence the film is a version of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, with various survivors holing up together in remote buildings to survive an onslaught of the living dead. If no other zombie movies existed then this one would feel quite exciting, but it's that over-familiarity that ruins it for me; to make a mark these days, a zombie film has to do something really special, instead of being merely ordinary.

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