Four participants sign up for a mysterious medical test.


Alastair Orr





Credited cast:
Brandon Auret ... William Hunter
Clive Gilson Clive Gilson ... Colin Norton
Craig Hawks Craig Hawks ... Reece
Christien Le Roux Christien Le Roux ... Megan Donovan
Ryan Macquet Ryan Macquet ... Jake Butler
Alex Radntiz Alex Radntiz ... De La Rossa
Nic Rasenti ... Briggs (as Nicolas Rasenti)
Ingeborg Riedmaier Ingeborg Riedmaier ... Samantha Foxx
Justin Strydom Justin Strydom ... Le Roux
Michael Thompson Michael Thompson ... Dominic Black


Everyone has an Expiration Date. Four applicants, with their own hidden agendas, are accepted by a mysterious corporation to participate in a medical experiment at an isolated testing facility. With no instructions and no supplies, the human lab rats must fend for themselves and figure out what part of the experiment each one is playing. When the corporation becomes aware that a pregnant intruder has infiltrated the facility, they send in armored guards to clean up the mess. However, loyalties are tested when the guards learn the truth about the experiments and begin to turn on the corporation. Hidden truths about the different players and why they all signed up for the tests are revealed as their situation becomes increasingly dire. Written by Anonymous

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Everyone has an expiration date. See more »


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Filmed in 28 Days. See more »


The timestamp on the security camera footage is always at 5 hours, 38 minutes and 40 seconds even though it is shown on multiple occasions that take place over several days. See more »


William Hunter: You'd better start talking. Or I'm gonna cook the girl and I'm gonna cook the baby.
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A good, original horror film with realistic characters.
18 June 2017 | by nzswannySee all my reviews

2011's Expiration, also known as Rancid, is a low budget horror film about a medical test that goes wrong. The participants don't know what the medical test is about, they're just doing it for the money. Instead of a leading role, we have all the perspectives of the participants as they experience the test and start to realize that it is no ordinary one. Brandon Auret and Ingeborg Riedmaier are the best performances in this film, displaying realistic emotion and understanding their own roles and the situation their characters are in.

The film is good to the horror genre and uses claustrophobia and shock value to please the horror film fan, but this film also has realistic characters with pros and cons in order to keep moving the story forward. The characters act realistically to their situation and are forced with obstacles and tasks to survive, revealing their personality inside and their instincts. Alastair Orr did a good job with the small bit of security-camera cinematography in the film, and most of the cinematography in the second half of the film was really good considering their equipment, but the first half's cinematography could of been a bit better, I think.

A good film I recommend that will leave you asking questions in every scene. My only real problem with this movie is that I think the film could of been a bit slower paced so we could of built up more tension to the scary moments. Recommended, overall I'd rate this a 7.1/10. Sorry if the review was too short, but I didn't want to spoil anything...

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12 March 2014 (Philippines) See more »

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Rancid See more »

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Johannesburg, South Africa


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$70,000 (estimated)
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