Devil’s Playground (2010)

Directed by Mark McQueen.  Written by Bart Ruspoli.  Starring MyAnna Buring, Danny Dyer, Craig Fairbrass, Jaime Murray, Lisa McAllister, Craig Conway, Shane Taylor, Bart Ruspoli, Colin Salmon and Sean Pertwee.

Plot: as the world succombs to a zombie apocalypse, a mercenary hunts the one woman who may be able to provide a cure.

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A new performing enhancing drug trial causes extreme violence and zombie-like behavior in it’s test subjects.  All except one subject that it.  A woman by the name of Angela (Buring), who a mercenary, Cole (Fairbrass) goes looking for after he himself gets bit.  Angela is with her friend Kate (McAllister) and her ex-boyfriend, Joe (Dyer) is also looking for her.  Enter a few more stragglers and you have a ragtag team trying to survive the end of the world.

I thought it was a really good movie even with the flaws.  Joe acts a little too macho towards Cole who could easily take him out at any moment.  There’s no Freddy Claws at all.  People turn on each other too easily.  It’s not scary at all and DJ really didn’t like anyone.  But I think the good outweighs the bad.  It’s pretty realistic for a zombie movie.  I thought some of the characters were decent enough.  The acting is fantastic.  And the effects are wonderful, too.

My score: 64.  DJ’s score: 54.

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