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Infected (2012/Image Entertainment DVD)

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

Andrew Gilbert's Infected (2012) doesn't really stand out from the crowd of other zombie films that you've seen before or have thought of watching. I got more from The Walking Dead then I did this, certainly in terms of special effects. Cashing in on the 'fast moving' zombie stereotype (ala 28 Days Later, reviewed elsewhere on this site), this film follows a group of British dudes who seem to be living normal life without a lot of romance.

One night, they go to a night club but they should have stayed home. At the club is where the zombie outbreak occurs and soon our heroes find themselves on the doorsteps of death as the Undead come after them. Food supplies are dwindling and people start dying as the threat looms. Soon, a Task Force is sent in to wipe out the Zombie threat but who will live and who will die.

Much like the original Romero Night of the Living Dead, the writers here steal the ole 'locked up while the zombies are trying to get in' technique. Despite its agonizing 112 minute run-time, the film ends up being a cooler piece of cover art then it does end up being a re-watchable film.

Presented in standard definition with an anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track. No extras on this release oddly enough.

If you're looking for typical zombie fare then Infected may be your ticket, but my suggestion would be to stick to the zombie classics or even The Walking Dead if you're expected true frights.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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