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State of Emergency (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 5 October 2011 (USA)
Chaos consumes a small town when a chemical facility explodes releasing a deadly toxin. Moments after the leak, the town's residents show signs of mutation, causing the military to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Hayden ... Jim
Tori White Tori White ... Ix
Scott Lilly Scott Lilly ... Scott
Kathryn Todd Norman Kathryn Todd Norman ... Julie
McKenna Jones ... Emilie
Loren Albanese Loren Albanese ... Jeremy
Andy Stahl ... Pivens
Clay Burke Clay Burke ... Infected #1
Dan Collett Dan Collett ... Infected #2
Chris Earley Chris Earley ... Infected #3
Philip Carson Philip Carson ... Infected #4 / Soldier #3
Gist Heinrich Gist Heinrich ... Infected #5
Bret Hopkins ... Infected #6
Eddie Napier Eddie Napier ... Infected #7
James Hendrix James Hendrix ... Infected #8
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Chaos consumes a small town when a chemical facility explodes releasing a deadly toxin. Moments after the leak, the town's residents show signs of mutation, causing the military to quarantine the area leaving any survivors helpless and trapped inside. The story follows Jim, a young man isolated within the red zone, as he eludes flesh eating zombies in an attempt to win back his freedom. Written by Cinemavault

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Attack of the Undead See more »

Filming Locations:

Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, USA

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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The warehouse in which the four survivors are holed up is called 'Clay's', the same surname as the writer/director. See more »

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When Jim is watching TV in the barn office the rifle is clearly visible lying on the sofa behind him. In the next scene he finds the rifle in the gun cabinet for the first time. See more »

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A surprising lack of zombies...
8 July 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"State of Emergency" is not your average zombie movie. The movie starts out with a fairly good and interesting introduction to the main character, Jim (played by Jay Hayden). However, the movie is fairly slow in pace, and sadly never really picks up and gets into gear.

Now, don't get me wrong, because the movie is not all bad or an entire waste of time. What works out well in favor for the movie is the characters and the way that it manages to build up the relations to the four characters of which the movie revolves.

However, if you are looking for a zombie-fest or gore-show, then "State of Emergency" is a wrong bet to put your money on. As with "The Walking Dead", then "State of Emergency" is a character-driven story, although it just never gets anywhere near "The Walking Dead" effects-wise. I will say that all four people hired for the four main characters did good jobs with their given roles.

As much as I enjoy zombie movies, then I have always had a problem with agile and running zombies, which is what they have in this movie. And why do zombies in low-budget movies always have to make growling sounds like predatory big cats? It is just so stupid.

For a low-budget movie, then "State of Emergency" did a good enough job with what was available, and what they did use worked well enough in favor for the movie. However, it doesn't score high on the zombie ladder in regards of entertainment and enjoyment. There are far worse zombie movies available on the market.

"State of Emergency" is good is you have 85 minutes to spare and got nothing better to watch.


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