Thanks to some skillful direction, this tense zombie flick does not come across as a low budget movie at all. Indeed it's very well made all round with nice tension, good cinematography, excellent pacing & competent acting.
Jay Hayden broods his way through a zombie outbreak caused by an explosion at a local chemical plant. He ends up holed up in a farm with a few other survivors waiting for military rescue, while fighting off his former neighbours. Being a rural community, there aren't massive zombie hoards roaming round but the ones there are move fast & are dangerous even on their own (wannabe directors note - this is how to not overstretch your budget!). So while it's not as OTT as most other zombie flicks, I felt this actually gave it a greater sense of realism.
While I enjoyed all 86 minutes of this movie, once it ended I felt slightly deflated. That's because there's nothing new in terms of plot ideas & because it doesn't really have much to say, it isn't particularly memorable. State Of Emergency is an enjoyable zombie film which does what you'd expect it to do but it's lack or originality makes it one to rent rather than buy.