Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I'll give this Canadian horror flick credit for having a different take on the whole zombie movie thing. Whether it's all that brilliant or not I'm not so sure. It seems that the virus that infects people in this is passed on through language and in particular certain trigger words, which is kind of a weird/abstract thing to wrap your head around. As you would expect from a movie about a language virus there's a whole lot of talky-talk and not really all that much in the way of action or gore. Almost everything is described to you from a radio station which makes it all feel like a play more than an actual movie of any sort. It is an interesting experiment but I found the whole movie so slow moving and drama-like that any real horror or any truly scary elements almost felt out of place. I can see where this would appeal to fans of a more psychological style of horror but I just didn't find it very entertaining and just needlessly bizarre with no real explanation for anything. Give me a brainless fun zombie flick like BURIAL GROUND any day over this pseudo-intellectual mumbo-jumbo.