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Aftermath (2012 aka Poklosie/Image Blu-ray)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: D Film: C

Peter 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 one either.

Aftermath 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?

The 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).

The 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.

Total run time of the film is around 92 minutes.

No extras are on the release.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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