When a virus breaks out in a small Ontario town, it falls to local radio DJ to determine the cause and find the cure. This ingenious twist on the classic zombie theme pulls no punches, delivering the requisite genre shocks and horrors whilst maintaining a wicked sense of humour throughout.
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not scary at all, but the premise is truly unique & very intellectually interesting, esp for a horror movie. sustains its tension exquisitely throughout. truly innovation & clever low budget filmmaking.
Good idea, decent execution in one location, really B rate acting, atrociously expository screenwriting. Could have been much better. The characters break the rules they establish too frequently to be consistent for the circumstances. The concept reminds me of palahniuk's novel "lullaby." Might have made for a better movie.
This minimalist, one-location horror film bursts with creativity as much as it implodes with stoicism. While the outbreak on-air is tense as hell through telling without showing, it takes an hour for our central characters to actually be part of the threat, and thus, its central conflict. Also, once they face those obstacles, it isn't as tense with on-screen action as it's with audio. Mismatched in ideas and emotion.
Really surprised by this film. The setting is perfect and the concept was intriguing. I love when a horror film keeps me this involved in the plot, completely curious to see what happens next and invested in the characters.
The concept of the meme - how it transmits, spreads and self-replicates - enthralled me when I first read about it in a course on language acquisition and cognition. McDonald and Burgess made memes virulent, mixed in a splash of zombie genre and even Canadian language politics to create something clever though utterly improbable. A good sound system is a must to hear every rumble of McHattie's otherworldly baritone.