Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Horde (2009)

Ouessem leads a raid against a Nigerian gang that is holed up in a condemned building, but their gun battle will quickly come to an end when the dead suddenly begin to rise up against the living. Now, the two unlikely allies must join forces if they hope to leave the building alive! Directors Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher send us on a relentless roller coaster ride of non-stop action and bloody horror in THE HORDE! While the film brings nothing new to the table, the comic book characters play strongly into their respective archetypes, and the endless barrage of bullets keeps things moving at an electric pace. Eriq Ebouaney and Jean-Pierre Martins face off as the two high-powered rivals, along with a highly-entertaining performance by Yves Pignot as the crazed old René. The special effects are handled very well, with terrifying zombie designs and explosive splatter abound. There is also a tinge of dark humor that propels the characters and lightens the mood. Action/Horror fans of films like HOUSE OF THE DEAD and RESIDENT EVIL are sure to enjoy THE HORDE.

Rating: 7/10.

Movies like THE HORDE:
THE DEAD, DARK FLOORS, TENEMENT: GAME OF SURVIVAL, [REC], RESIDENT EVIL, AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION.

2 comments:

  1. glad you liked it.
    Despite all the hate that The Horde got, I ended up highly entertained. Lots of great zombie, lots of action, lots of gore - popcorn zombie cienma at its best! :)

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  2. I dont see anything to hate at all, the characters are much better than any RESIDENT EVIL has ever staged, and the action is far better as well!

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