Not to be
confused with 2009’ s naff Eliza Dushku horror Open Graves, this zombie thriller stars District 9’ s Sharlto Copley as a man who wakes up in a mass grave with no memory of who he is or how he got there. It’s a skin- crawling opening sequence that gets things off to an extremely promising start.
It’s all downhill from there, however, as the plot settles into a wearingly familiar pattern, the pacing slows to a shuffle and the clueless characters fail to generate any empathy whatsoever. There are some effectively creepy moments involving the ravenous lunatics roaming the forest, and the grimy cinematography is well- suited to the relentlessly bleak subject matter, but otherwise this is a film that’s not worth digging up.
None. Jordan Farley