(2012 aka Poklosie/Image Blu-ray)
B Sound: B Extras: D Film: C
Engert's Aftermath (2012) is low budget nuclear age film with
some admittedly awful digital effects, decent zombie makeups, and a
concept that feels a little generic. Though the film gets some props
for its brutal ending shootout sequence and for channeling a retro
style of filmmaking mixed with some stylization in some scenes that I
respect. It's not a terrible film but just isn't a necessarily good
tells the devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse and nine
desperate strangers who find themselves clinging to life in a
farmhouse cellar, while radioactive fallout descends on the darkened
world outside. These would-be survivors face the nightmare of
dwindling supplies, poisonous air and the greatest threat of all -
hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in to feed on them! With
each dying day, their choice becomes clearer - stay and let the
makeshift shelter become their tomb or face the unknown terrors of
the world outside. It sounds a little bit like Romero's Night of
the Living Dead doesn't it?
film stars actors struggling for the spotlight including Edward
Furlong (Terminator 2, American History X), Monica
Keena (Freddy vs Jason), and newcomers Andre Royo and C.J.
Thomason. Much of the acting is pretty average to bad with only
Furlong really standing out (and seeming like he's doing a Norman
Reedus impression at times).
whole film has a very low budget yet stylized digital look to it that
really shows grain in the darker sequences. Overall, sound and
Picture on the disc are standard for the format but nothing to really
write home about. The sound is a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track and
the 1080p high definition image preserves the 1.78:1 aspect ratio of
the original production.
run time of the film is around 92 minutes.
extras are on the release.
James Harland Lockhart V