The Dead 2
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.