We've seen it before. Scientists creates virus. Virus creates zombies. Zombies create chaos. However normally the story isn't told with this much precision and in such a tight little package. After a brisk beginning, we slow down for a bit (but not to a halt) for some nice levity and character development, but as soon as the facility is "locked down" and the tactical team shows up for quarantine, the ride begins.
Good performances all around, especially from Slagle and Quattro, and some fun sequences that will keep you on the edge of your seat and hugging the nearest pillow. Recommended.
After reading the reviews... I wasn't going to watch it, but I was bored and there wasn't anything else.
It wasn't the worst that I've seen but you really do have to be bored enough to not walk away. Not do to any lack of effort from the actors... I've seen high profile actor work on low budget films before and have the same look and feel as this film. I would like to watch a few more films by the same director to be sure, but the way the film was shot... I would have to say that any fault lays with the director on this film. It had the feel of a homemade movie... Could have used better shots, and with less effort... making it more realistic.
It's a story line that has been done a million times before, but if your bored and in need for "something" to watch, then yes... it is watchable.
I find it nearly humorous that when I decided to view this movie it had a 7.7 on IMDb. After seeing the movie I was left with the feeling that the 27 ratings,at the time,were all put there by cast members. The movie lacks ANY depth or originality. It's another low budget film that employees actors with no real acting skill. The plot has been done in other movies...but with moderate success. I understand the concept of limited budgets in relation to movie production,but it seems like a Doc-in-the-box office was used for this level 4 bio-hazard facility. I would as soon people be honest and not dash to dupe people and make a few bucks since the backlash will cost more sales down the road as no one lies a set up and the review was clearly orchestrated and not an actual representation. I would advise against renting this movie at any time in our existence on this planet as the sheer level of acting it brings to the industry is liable to make people scream out in rage and never see another movie again :)
A lethal experimental virus gets unleashed in a secret government research facility and turns the bulk of the people trapped inside into deadly homicidal crazies. Will head scientists Dr. Jonathan Wright (superbly played by Brandon Slagle) and Dr. Jenna Barnes (a fine and appealing performance by Amanda Phillips) survive this harrowing ordeal and subsequently expose the government's cover-up of this incident? Writer/director Brian T. Jaynes relates the taut and riveting story at a constant brisk pace, takes time to carefully establish the well-drawn and likable main characters, generates a tremendous amount of nerve-rattling tension, creates a strong mood of mounting dread and unease, and delivers plenty of startling outbursts of bloody'n'brutal violence. The sturdy acting by the able cast keeps the picture humming: Slagle and Phillips make for excellent and engaging leads, with sound support from Van Quattro as a ruthless army major, Carl Savering as the no-nonsense Sheriff Klein, Natalie Wilemon as sweet lab assistant Liz, Larry Jack Dotson as scared local Marvin Johnson, Frederic Doss as a steely tactical commander, and Jackey Hall as perky secretary Kerri Klein. The grimly serious tone gives the movie an extra tough edge while the terse 68 minute running time ensures that it never gets dull or overstays its welcome. The crisp cinematography by Samuel Haun and John Marcinik provides an impressive polished look. Maigin Blank's pulsating score does the ominous trick. Very cool little flick.