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Chrysalis (2014)

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Joshua and Penelope are survivors of a deadly infection that laid waste to humanity 25 years ago. When they encounter fellow survivor Abira, their lives are forever changed as they fight off the remnants of the infected.


John Klein


Ben Kurstin (story), Ben Kurstin | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Sara Gorsky ... Penelope
Cole Simon Cole Simon ... Joshua
Tanya Thai McBride Tanya Thai McBride ... Abira
Clayton Stamper Clayton Stamper ... Survivor
Kate Black-Spence ... Anna Costell
Nick Cardiff ... Bitten Man
Jesse Gentry Jesse Gentry ... Man at Window
Mark Soloff Mark Soloff ... Infected
Mike Molenda Mike Molenda ... Corpse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moira Begale ... Infected
Matt Bendickson Matt Bendickson ... Infected
Carole Bernas Carole Bernas ... Infected
Gregory Bernas Gregory Bernas ... Infected
Bill Clark Bill Clark ... Infected
Katie Clark Katie Clark ... Infected


Chrysalis is a post-apocalyptic horror film, set 25 years after a biological terrorist attack unleashes a virus upon the world, transforming much of humanity into vicious creatures and laying waste to civilization. The remnants and survivors have staggered about for years, as the "infected" slowly starve and die off. Our story follows Joshua (Cole Simon) and Penelope (Sara Gorsky), two such survivors who have banded together in the hope of rescuing others and hopefully rebuilding civilization. When they encounter Abira, the lone survivor of another group, their worlds and goals are irrevocably altered, and they must face new and terrifying challenges if they are to survive. Written by John Klein

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The rest are dead... See more »


Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and gore, and a scene of sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Chrysalis was originally slated to shoot in November/December of 2012, but scheduling conflicts pushed the film into the horrid Chicago winter, and the average temperature was in the low 20s throughout the production. Miraculously, though, it snowed for nearly every single exterior scene during principal photography, allowing the filmmakers to maintain weather continuity for the duration of the film. See more »

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A Zzzzz movie
18 December 2017 | by Stevieboy666See all my reviews

UK title - The Living Dead. When my friend lent me this on DVD he did warn me that it was boring: and he wasn't lying! Three survivors of a zombie/infected apocalypse find themselves holed up in an old, abandoned building - zero marks for originality! This film is as much a drama as it is horror, a lot of the running time focuses on the relationships & interactions between the three. Many zombie fans will feel short changed. Having said that there is some zombie action, plus a brief sex scene to liven things up (nice hooters!). Acting & production values are OK. Problem is that it's boring, predictable & adds nothing new to a subgenre that's already been done to death.

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Release Date:

24 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle Apocalypse See more »

Filming Locations:

Gary, Indiana, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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