Friday, April 15, 2011
I saw a preview for this a while ago, and I thought it looked pretty cool. After the debacle that was The Horde, I was a little wary about watching this one. Another low-budget zombie movie? I decided to give it a shot, anyway.
This isn't your typical zombie movie. First of all, they're not actually zombies (it's really more mind control than anything else), but they do act like zombies, so it gets thrown into that category. Second of all, you really don't see many zombies. There are a couple of scenes towards the end, but the majority of this movie takes place in a radio station, with just 3 characters.
They managed to take those three characters (a washed-up radio shock-jock DJ doing local news, his producer, and his technical manager) in that limited setting and make a tense and frightening thriller. It starts slow...there are unconfirmed reports of a riot. Their "chopper reporter" calls in to keep them abreast of the situation, and eventually starts giving reports of murder and cannibalism. You can probably guess where it goes from there.
The ending wasn't great, but the rest of the movie was fantastic. I was surprised by how much I liked this movie.
Rating: 4 stars