The Dead 2

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Rated / Dvd & blu- ray - Ian Ber­ri­man

Re­lease Date: OUT NOW!

2014 | 18 | DVD Back in 2011, Howard and Jonathan Ford’s The Dead trans­planted zom­bies to Africa. This fol­low- up plays pretty much an iden­ti­cal hand, by un­leash­ing them in In­dia.

Once again, we fol­low a West­erner on a mis­sion: this time, a wind farm engi­neer head­ing to Mum­bai to res­cue his preg­nant In­dian girl­friend.

What lit­tle di­a­logue there is un­for­tu­nately tends to­wards con­fes­sional cheese, but star Joseph Mill­son ( for­merly Maria’s dad in The Sarah Jane Ad­ven­tures) sells the threat and has some pow­er­fully tense mo­ments; one, where he en­coun­ters a woman and her daugh­ter trapped in a crashed car, is in­cred­i­bly bleak. And as be­fore, sim­ply plac­ing the un­dead apoca­lypse in an un­fa­mil­iar ( and of­ten stun­ning) land­scape makes fa­mil­iar old tropes feel fresh.

Ex­tras: Trailer.

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