Starring: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski
Director: Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers
A grumpy Sherriff stumbles across an injured man on a dark road, and rushes him to the local hospital, which is in the process of being closed down, and offers only a skeleton crew. But things soon get weird, when strange people in robes start appearing, and tentacled creatures burst out of the dead. And what’s lurking in the hospital basement…?
The performances in this film are all from actors you’ve never heard of, and with good reason, they’re terrible. But that’s part of the fun, perhaps, since the characters are all hysterical and their dialogue barely matches up with unfolding events. (A state trooper being shocked to find out that there’s a pregnant woman in a hospital is a personal favourite moment)
And the unfolding events are just loosely strung together to showcase the creatures, which are impressive and disgusting. Sadly, the camera and plot never really explore the monsters, who they are, what they are, … they’re just there. Which means that although the film has some fun gore and blood, it never has any tension or scares.
All in all, it’s a bit of a laugh, but it could have been something much, much better. I don’t really recommend this film.
See It If: One for true horror fans, this offers plenty of visuals and creature design, but little plot or character development.