When the last evacuation flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast, American Air Force Engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy emerges as the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living. On the run in a hostile and inhospitable parched landscape, where sudden death lurks around every sun-burnished corner, Murphy has to use his wits and ingenuity if he is to get home alive to his family. When Murphy's path clashes with that of Sergeant Daniel Dembele, whose village has been torn apart by the reanimated dead, they join forces. The two desperate men from two very different cultures fight side by side to survive across the incredible vistas of Africa as the world succumbs to the deadliest of viruses.
At last! A 'proper' zombie film
- The Dead review by RP
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At last! A 'proper' zombie film, hordes of shambling, flesh biting, entrail ripping creatures. A few tense bits, a couple of scenes to make you jump, all photographed against a beautiful African backdrop.
The story - such as it is - goes like this: a zombie plague is sweeping Africa. The last flight out (a decrepit Douglas DC3) crashes with a single survivor. He starts off across country, meets up with a local soldier searching for his son and together they make their way to a military base where hopefully the son is to be found. Along the way they must avoid or kill many zombies. Err, that's it.
If you like the genre, you should like this. It's clearly a low budget production but is vastly better than enormously more expensive and disappointing films such as 'World War Z'.