Britain: 6 months after outbreak. Virus.
An unnamed guy. Alone. On foot.
Abandoned farmhouse. Barricades. Barbed wire. Traps.
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…
Daniel – Principled. Aghast. Terrified. Doesn’t understand yet. Drugs ward off effects. Don’t they?
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…
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.