The Dead Outside (Review)

Lady GaGa’s latest look finally went too far.

Britain: 6 months after outbreak. Virus.

An unnamed guy. Alone. On foot.

Abandoned farmhouse. Barricades. Barbed wire. Traps.

Bodies.

Real occupant arrives. Big fucking gun. “Yer out tomorrow.”

Intros: “Daniel”. “April”.

The unnamed virus. Huge numbers infected. Can talk. Run. Causes paranoia & rage. Frantic & desperate. Confused… Aggressive.

Infected and scared look the same.

Sleep. Nightmares. Flashbacks. Wife & kid. Daniel alone… now.

A change of heart: “You ken stay.”

Semi-normal existence. Always on edge. Neither fully trusting.

April – Determined. Afraid. Will survive at all costs. Has secrets…

Dark secrets.

Daniel – Principled. Aghast. Terrified. Doesn’t understand yet. Drugs ward off effects. Don’t they?

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A newcomer. Uninfected? “Kate.”

April dubious. Better safe than sorry. Infected and scared look the same.

April: “Don’t tell Kate my secret!”

Daniel tells Kate…

Shouldn’t have.

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Small film. Smaller budget. Broody windswept soundtrack. Minimal gore, makeup & FX. Serious in tone. Credible effort. Nothing given or spelled out.

(Accents often hard to understand.)

Final Rating – 6.5 / 10. Has flaws, yet still effective. My opinion. Don’t like it? Suck it.

About OGR

While I try to throw a joke or two into proceedings when I can all of the opinions presented in my reviews are genuine. I don't expect that all will agree with my thoughts at all times nor would it be any fun if you did, so don't be shy in telling me where you think I went wrong... and hopefully if you think I got it right for once. Don't be shy, half the fun is in the conversation after the movie.
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