Extinction (Welcome to Harmony) reviewed


Nine years after an infection turns most of the humanity into rabid creatures, Patrick, Jack and Lu, a nine-year-old girl, survive in seeming peace and calm in the forgotten snow-covered town of Harmony. We nonetheless sense that something terrible happened between Patrick and Jack because a deep hate keeps them apart. When the infected appear again, Patrick and Jack will have to leave behind all rancor to protect the one being who means more to them than anything else.

I just watched a great end of the world, the infected movie starring Matthew Fox (most known for the TV Show Lost) and Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice and The Blair Witch project 2) I had my doubts about it at first for some reason, nothing worse than buying a dvd with promising actors only to have them let down by the storyline or less importantly the budget.

Based on the Spanish novel (Note the film is called ‘Welcome To Harmony” outside of the USA) the film kicks off in the middle of a viral pandemic that is causing its victims to turn into rabid cannibals. Our cast are on a refugee bus being shipped to a safe zone called “Harmony” when things go wrong. Like 28 days later these are not slow shuffling Zombies but fast moving infected. the film then flash forwards 9 years where the guys now live across the street from each other in high fenced heavily fortified homes and not speaking to each other. Jeffrey Donovan’s character is raising a woman’s daughter who was a baby at the time and Mathew Fox’s characters only companion is a dog.

I am a great believer in the fact that if you do not have a mega budget to make a Zombie film then keep it simple, the film successful does that with the 3 main characters , the 1 main location and the infected. It’s beautifully shot and at nearly 2 hours long it really holds your attention in its story telling. Not sure how easily this film is to purchase in your area but do what you can to find it as its a great end of the world/viral pandemic/survival horror film, way superior to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Maggie” and one that should be in your collection!

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Infected (the Dead Inside) British Zombie Film

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It’s the weekend, and the lads are off on the town! What could possibly go wrong? How about the end of the world as we know it. ‘Something’ has happened, the undead are out in force, roaming the streets and devouring all who get in their way. Several groups of unlikely people find themselves trapped together in an emergency rescue centre, but no rescue is coming! So as the country goes to hell overnight, and the reality sinks in, how and what will these people do to survive.

I picked up a copy of this dvd titled “Infected” only to find out later that there is about 10 films called infected and that this is known in the UK as “The Dead Inside”.

As you probably know I kind of like the whole genre of English Zombie films so I was down to check this out. So ..how is it? Its not terrible but its not the greatest Uk Zombie film ever made either.
The films starts off with a bunch of lads on a night out clubbing and the Zombie apocalypse hits, a few of them make it out of the city and back to their house where the hold up for a few days before they decide to go to one of the local evacuation centers.

Don’t any of these people ever watch Zombie movies? Firstly none of them ever figure out …”Oh its the Zombie apocalypse??” secondly if you ever watch any Zombie films you always know the evacuation center is or will be over run!

Anyways I always have incredible respect for anyone who goes and makes a film out of the Hollywood system, especially one that has such a large cast as this (I did notice some of the main stars double up as Zombies in some of the big scenes). The actors don’t do a bad job but none of them have much experience. I did like the idea that the film makers killed off key characters that you couldn’t or wouldn’t expect.

Anyways like I said its not the greatest UK Zombie film ever made but not the worst either..go see it and let me know what ya think


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Fear the Walking Dead – The Walking Dead Spin off – First Trailer Launched

During last nights Season finale of the Walking Dead they ran the first trailer for their sister show “Fear The Walking Dead” Set in Los Angeles at the start of the Zombie Apocalypse this spin off features a whole brand new set of characters.

Whats cool about this show is that in the Walking Dead it starts off with Rick Grimes coming out of a coma to the apocalypse already taken place. This Show (like some of their mini webisodes) shows the unraveling of society as the epidemic strikes

I don’t know about you but I am stoked for this one!

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New Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie film “Maggie”

I have heard about this film for some time – it says something about the whole Zombie genre when the biggest action star of the 80s Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a Zombie Film. Also starring Abigail Breslin (Zombie land) this looks like very very promising. A nice spin on the genre too with Arnold caring for his already infected daughter who has not “turned” yet. I’ll definitely be checking this one out when it hits the theater

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Zombie Short Film : Row Z

Saw this great Zombie short film this week – Row Z. Set in England after the Zombie apocalypse the main character tries to stay sane but reliving parts of his daily life before the fall

let me know what you think

Row Z from Dusty Rhodes on Vimeo.

Row Z is a psychological drama based in a post-evacuation Britain, 15%
of the population managed to evacuate while the remaining were
abandoned by the government and were left to be devoured by the
biological epidemic that took the lives of millions. Michael and his
father, to his knowledge, are the only survivors that remain in the
South-West of England. He looks to retain his humanity and state of
mind by holding onto what is dearest to him. Nostalgia guides him and
his father to where they attended football games. He journeys through
an abandoned city to the stadium so that they may relive one of his
happier moments prior to the evacuation.

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A Look at the Final Episodes of Season 5: The Walking Dead

A Look at the Final Episodes of Season 5: The Walking Dead

The cast and crew of The Walking Dead talk about what fans can look forward to in the second half of Season 5. The Walking Dead returns Sun., Feb. 8th at 9/8c. Only on AMC. For more The Walking Dead videos: http://goo.gl/qJOZ6n

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The Dead 2 Zombie Movie Review

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The South African Zombie film “The Dead” Reviewed here to me was a great return to “slow moving Zombies” that were scary. You see, before this film I felt personally that the time for slowing moving Zombies was over. Films like 28 days later and the 2004 remake of the Dawn of the Dead had fast moving Zombies (or “the infected” in the case of 28 days later and 28 weeks later) and they really upped the ante on shit your pants scary. The Dead’s zombies were slow and easy to outmaneuver if you were out of ammo but they just did not stop coming. They were relentless. The Dead made slow moving Zombies scary again.

The weird thing was a week before picking up a copy of the Dead 2 I went back and re-watched The Dead but had to turn it off before it finished. That’s not to say it isn’t a good film but it just wasn’t doing it for me. Maybe because I knew what was going to happen, not all good films are films you want to watch over and over.

Well the Dead 2 picks off pretty much right after the first one with a Freight ship returning to India with one of the workers “bitten by a mad African” shortly before they set sail. he is of course probably patient Zero and before you know it we have a huge pandemic on our hands again.

Many people believe that sequels are usually inferior to the originals but I personally felt this was a far superior film, the pacing was spot on and as in the first one the Zombies just did not let up. If you like slow moving Zombies or just want to see a Zombie film based in India (I can’t think of another off the top of my head although they do mention India a fair bit in the BOOK version of World War Z) then go check out THE DEAD 2.

see also:
The Walking Dead Season 5 – Teaser Trailer!
Harold’s Going Stiff Official Trailer 1 (2013) – Zombie Comedy

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The Walking Dead Season 5 – Teaser Trailer!

First teaser for Season 5 of the Walking Dead came out last week – I was traveling for business so couldn’t post it until now

More to follow – especially with Comi-con this week


see also:
Harold’s Going Stiff Official Trailer 1 (2013) – Zombie Comedy
Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies OFFICIAL TRAILER

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Harold’s Going Stiff Official Trailer 1 (2013) – Zombie Comedy

Looks like this has been out for a year in the UK but I haven’t seen it yet

A young nurse befriends a man who is becoming a zombie.

see also:
Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies OFFICIAL TRAILER
Zombie Hamlet

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Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies OFFICIAL TRAILER

The official trailer of the most anticipated Wrestling film in years. The dream cast includes Rowdy Roddy Piper, WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan, ECW World Champion The Franchise Shane Douglas, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle and former WWE superstar Matt Hardy. Also starring Penthouse Pet Taya Parker, Playboy model Reby Sky, and well know adult actor Matthew Rush. Buy your limited edition copy now at prowrestlersvszombies.com

see also:
Zombie Hamlet
The Walking Dead Episode 412 a sneak peek of “Still”

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