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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.

Director:

John Klein

Writers:

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
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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 winner gets life. See more »

Genres:

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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This was the first time the filmmakers had used Kickstarter as a fundraising tool, They were able to raise over $35,000 from a pool of about 370 backers with a strong social media campaign, as well as creative perks like the chance to be an infected in the film and a "survival kit" that included a bunch of uniquely themed prizes. See more »

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A solid film
2 August 2014 | by jkurstin22See all my reviews

This movie is enjoyable beginning to end. One of the reviewers complained that it's low budget, and it is, so don't expect a $200 million blockbuster. It's beautifully shot, well written and acted, suspenseful without being too gory, and you actually learn and care about the characters.

I watched Chrysalis for the first time in a movie theater, and I could feel and hear the entire audience reacting to the scares and emotional moments. The character development is real, and one of the things that makes this movie stand out.

If you're looking for a post-apocalypse movie that actually feels post- apocalypse, and characters who talk to each other instead of just screaming and running all the time, then you should watch Chrysalis. If you want to watch World War Z, then go watch World War Z.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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2.35 : 1
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