In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.
Glenn Close's sister-in-law, Deb Close, is a massive fan of zombie films, having always wanted to be in one, and has a small role as one of the "hungries" in the scene where the group has to work their way through a crowd of them. She is the one wearing a blue knit, with green facial fungus and blood around the mouth and neck, that Glenn stares at as her character walks past. Deb flew to the UK especially for the part, and the first thing Glenn did after accepting her role was call to let Deb know she was in a zombie film. See more »
Dr. Caldwell described the mobile lab is solar powered so they never have to stop which implied it is equipped with electric motor instead of combustion engine. But when Sgt. Parks went to the driver seat, he couldn't crank start the engine. Later, Sgt. Park repaired said engine and it starts like a diesel engine. See more »
Even though the zombie genre has been overly done and rewritten multiple times the last few years, this movie has a unic and a surprising new way of doing it.
The first hour is just stunningly made and from the very start this movie catches you like no other zombie movie does, no cliches but just new concept, very interesting, shocking and very creepy...
The imagery of the post apocalyptic world is the finest of any zombie movie I've seen, just beautiful (basically very very much like the Last of Us video game). The movie starts very strong and keeps you interested all the way, but the last 30 minutes I cant but think that did the writer&director change or did they not realise to have ruined the movie with such an ending? Anyways, worth a watch.
(Ps. The soundtrack/audio is very creepy, be warned..)
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