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Actors: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak, Rick Roberts
Director: Bruce McDonald
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2010     1hr 36min

Shut up or dieShock jock Grant Mazzy (McHattie) has been kicked-off the airwaves and now works at a small-town morning show. Another mundane day on the job quickly turns deadly when reports pile in of people developing str...  more »


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Actors: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak, Rick Roberts
Director: Bruce McDonald
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/26/2010
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 15
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Nicole W. (sterju3) from SCRANTON, PA
Reviewed on 5/1/2010...
I have not wrote any reviews in a long time, because I have not found much to review, untill this movie..I absolutly love this movie..Things that you can't see have always been more frightning to me than blood and gore all up in your face..The whole movie takes place in a radio station..reports of rioting and death are being broadcast, but we see actually feel the fear of the 3 trapped in the radio station and are glued to your seat while watching..yes the zombie like people show up, but they are not shown eating eachother or ripping eachothers guts is quite a different spin to the "zombie" movies..highly recomended..
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
James B. (wandersoul73) from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 3/5/2010...
I found this to be very enjoyable, although you really don't get to see many zombies. And there is no eating of human flesh, but what you do get is sheer creepiness. A rather odd new take on the zombie film I must say.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Probably Looked Good on Paper
Eric Sanberg | Berwyn, IL United States | 08/19/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Judging from all I'd heard and read about this film it seemed like it would be right up my alley. And it is.....sort of.

The Good Stuff: The performances. The cast is small. Steve McHattie is always good and he doesn't disappoint here. Lisa Houle and Georgina Reilly also turn in nice performances. Also, given that the entire movie was shot on essentially one set I have to give kudos tot he director and crew. It was shot well, lit well and the color scheme was good. It was directed well to the point of not letting the single set bore the viewer.

The Bad Stuff: As cool an idea as the story is, they don't quite pull it off. The concept is so "out there" that they needed to build it up with clues in the first act. They don't. And as a result, when the whole reason for what is happening is dumped in the audience's lap, it's so weird it just seems to come out of left field. No one would come up with the idea without putting together pieces of a puzzle that aren't provided. Because of this, when our heroes try to figure a way out of the mess it seems nonsensical because they are trying to do so without the necessary information.

As this is a Canadian production, and there are numerous references concerning the rub between the English and French Canadians, there might be vital information here that I simply don't get because I don't know the subtleties of the situation.

Anyway.....This is a good film. Maybe 3 and 1/2 stars good. But it could have been better."