★ OUT now / CERT 18 / 118 MINS DIRECTOR Chee Keong Cheung CAST Oris Erhuero, Carlos Gallardo, Mark Strange, Joshua Dickinson
A viral OUTBREAK in the South-east of England turns infectees into demented zombies. This ambitious low-budget british movie from writer-director Chee Keong Cheung turns up a few new ideas — the cannibal infected start to show malign intelligence — but they get lost in a choppily scripted, wildly overlong effort. A squad who have only three days to find the cure to a zombie apocalypse spend as much time beating each other up in stupid quarrels as they do clashing with the undead. Scarcely matching the quality of the direct-todvd Zombie Diaries films, Redcon-1 is a hard slog, with a damp squib finale. Nearly two hours of grunts versus zombies feels punitive.