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A young girl, Johanna, is attacked and seemingly murdered. Her father receives a phone call from the police pronouncing her dead as he sees her walk in the front door of their house. Strange things begin to happen to Johanna; she is disorientated and becomes pale and unresponsive. Similar attacks begin to happen, and Johanna’s father takes it on himself to find out the truth. He embarks on a dark thrill ride of lost memories, conspiracy, and zombie-like symptoms. Finding the mysterious darkness within is the source of the bizarre world he has uncovered.
Known in the UK as 'Zombie Driller Killer: Invasion of the Flesh Eating Living Dead'.. seriously. I went into this with completely different expectations.
More virus/infection than zombie film, a interesting cross between George A Romero's The Crazies and Abel Ferrara's The Driller Killer.
The story is based around a series of attacks where a mysterious man dressed in overalls, drills and injects a black oil substance into the victim's brain turning them into a mindless, rotting 'zombies' which slowly decay and have no need to feed or become aggressive.
Sadly the plot never really comes together and much is left unexplained at the end of the film. Although I did enjoy the father/daughter relationship which manages to be absurd and depressing at the same time.
A strange film, not for everyone but certainly if you have a fetish for drills and/or men in orange overalls.
This was a pretty decent zombie/virus movie.
Not a serious effort.
- Magic Mike
- Sleepwalk With Me
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
- Days of Wine and Roses
- Troll Hunter
- Cold Prey
- Cold Prey II
- Cold Prey III
- Dark Souls
- A Letter to Momo
- Another Earth
- Attack the Block
List of films on 2011 Sitges Film Festival