Six months after an outbreak of a neurological virus that became a pandemic, Daniel(Alton Milne) is driving alone through the countryside of Dumfries, when his car runs out of fuel. He comes across an isolated farmhouse, where he discovers another uninfected person, young April(Sandra Louise Douglas) who shoots first and asks questions after. The two are initially very wary of the other's motivations, but start to become reliant on eachother. Then one day, a woman called Kate arrives at the farm, seemingly unaffected by the virus and looking for shelter. Meanwhile Daniel starts to wonder why April, who has been in close proximity to those who had caught the virus, should remain so healthy.
This low budget British horror is a very worthy addition to the genre. Making '28 Days Later' and its kind look like Comedy Playhouse, this is a dark,brooding,contemplative piece, as much a character study into loss, bereavement and isolation as it is an outright horror. Thats not to say that it doesn't deliver its fair share of chills, as the main characters are figures on a very dark canvas, the circumstances of the outbreak forcing them to carry out terrible acts in order to survive. This is especially the case for April, very impressively portrayed by newcomer Sandra Louise Douglas, who lives in a sort of motioness state of being on the farmhouse. Daniel too has a very dark skeleton in the closet.
I'm going to whisper this quietly, but I can see this becoming a bit of a cult film over the years to come. An excellent film that belies both its lack of budget and its lack of pretensions to shine out brightly in the world of the 21st Century British horror film. 5 out of 5