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5.0 out of 5 stars The Killing Strain
This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat! A great zombie thriller featuring several up and coming actors/actresses!
Published on 25 July 2011 by Crickett

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1.0 out of 5 stars Almost lost for words...
When this movie first started, it reminded me of an early 70's low budget B type effort. I was wrong, it was much worse than that.

The action scenes, and there weren't many, consisted of zombies chasing the survivors, who turned and shot a few, laughably predictable, and not horror at all.

Most of the movie was taken up with boring dialogue which...
Published on 27 Aug 2011 by ken


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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Almost lost for words..., 27 Aug 2011
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When this movie first started, it reminded me of an early 70's low budget B type effort. I was wrong, it was much worse than that.

The action scenes, and there weren't many, consisted of zombies chasing the survivors, who turned and shot a few, laughably predictable, and not horror at all.

Most of the movie was taken up with boring dialogue which must have been thought up by 5 year olds, and spouted by actors who seemed to be made out of wood, and dangled on strings.

I have to say, this was the worst so called zombie horror movie I have ever seen, I watched it to the end just to see if it picked up, no chance, waste of time and money, I recommend you stay well away from this one, unless you need something to send you to sleep.

Have to mention the other 2 reviews, did they watch the same movie? Or are they involved in it? Can't believe their comments.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars below average, dreadful effects, 8 Sep 2011
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R. Kavanagh "rkavanagh" (Yate, South Gloucs) - See all my reviews
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What a waste of money, the acting was awful, and the quality of the film was poor, with dreadful effects, it looked like it had been made in the 1970s, don't bother!!
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent low-budget zombie mayhem, 28 Aug 2011
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At the time of writing there are three other reviews, and while I can't award this movie 5 stars as two of my fellow zombie-ites have done, neither can I go along with Ken who dismisses it as one-star garbage.

Because for my money - while by no means a 'classic' of the genre - this film is nonetheless a tight little piece of zombie action that basically delivers what it says on the tin despite the shoestring budget it was clearly shot on. There are a few dodgy CGI effects and explosions, it's more or less predictable as to who'll die and who'll survive and what sort of ending the film will have, and there are no unexpected plot twists or anything of that nature. The main characters are also fairly stereotypical for this type of film: We have the square-jawed hero, the attractive young woman, the boorish redneck and his girlfriend, the nerd, the older "mother" figure and the brave military guy. The only one missing is the bad-ass (or funny) black dude. There are also (cough) 'nods' aplenty to films such as 'Night Of the Living Dead', '28 Days/Weeks Later' and also the excellent 'Walking Dead' TV series. So in short, there's nothing here that hasn't been done before.

On the 'plus' side however, a bunch of unknown actors turn in sound enough performances, the zombie make-up and gore are effective and well done, the movie is nicely paced, and (a couple of outdoor 'chase' sequences aside) the action isn't marred by the dreaded 'shakycam' / 'documentary' style of camerawork that's blighted so many what would otherwise have been good movies over the past decade or so (a craze that I feel has long outstayed its welcome and really needs putting to bed now - so directors MOVE ON, PLEASE!!!).

My recommendation is that if you like a nice bit of zombie mayhem on a Friday or Saturday night that won't overtax the old grey matter and that you can enjoy with a couple of beers and a bucket of KFC, either rent it or buy it if you see it at a reasonable price. I give it a sound three stars.
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7 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Killing Strain, 25 July 2011
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Crickett (Seminole, Florida, US) - See all my reviews
This review is from: A Killing Strain [DVD] (DVD)
This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat! A great zombie thriller featuring several up and coming actors/actresses!
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4 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for your movie collection!!, 25 July 2011
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A true hold onto your seat kind of thriller!! A great addition to this genre! This movie does for Zombies what Jaws did for sharks! Your collection won't be complete without this one!
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