The 8th Plague is the story of a woman named Launa who is investigating the disappearance of her sister, Nikki. Nikki had gone camping in the mountain town of Halcyon Springs and never came back. Becoming more and more fru... more »strated, Launa realizes that she must find her sister on her own with the help of Mason, a mysterious local man with a shadowed past. Their search leads them to an abandoned prison called Halcyon Ridge Correctional Facility. Very soon after arriving within the stone and steel walls they are exposed to an ancient evil that had been lying dormant until its recent disturbance. Subsequently they learn the terrible truth about what happened to Nikki as well as the impending plague of darkness that intends to spread and reclaim the world.« less
"The 8th Plague is a buckets-of-blood, no-holds-barred zombie fest. With first-rate acting from Leslie Valenza, a moody atmosphere, excellent editing, and stunning visuals, the movie delivers on the promise of its chilling opening moments. Horror fans will not be disappointed."
Shaun A. Scott | rochester , ny | 03/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this is a good horror flick, has good acting likable characters. It is violent and grusome. Does'nt have a low budget look to it."
Shirley Gilliland | Spokane, WA | 05/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie starts out so slow you think you've definitely made a mistake by wasting your time watching it. Just wait, it gets better. The last half hour makes up for all the tedium you have to sit through to get to that point. There is some really gushy gory parts that anyone who is a fan of blood and guts should enjoy. You just have to wait for it."
Creepy little flick
Carson Stamford | Baltimore, MD | 02/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was refreshingly well done. I saw the trailer for this online and it looked awesome, but you know how that can go. To my pleasant surprise the 8th plague totally lived up to its trailer hype. Now to be honest I may be looking at this a bit skewed because I watch a lot of b-horror movies (most of which are not so great), so that set the bar pretty low... That said, I was still genuinely creeped out and entertained with this flick. It's hard not to be creeped out with all the grimy crap in that prison. The blood action and scares were top notch for indie horror (even for bigger budget flicks really). Not to mention we get treated to some obligitory prison sex they manged to sqeeze in with a pretty hot little gal getting down to her birthday suit. I do thank them for that! Overall this was a nice break from a lot of the other stuff out there with no budget and no production value... they definitely got the most bang for their bucks with above-par production values, acting, camera and lighting. Top notch stuff for the horror heads."
Not bad, but too slow
Simonsson Bengt Anders | 12/30/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Another low-budget horror movie, but a pretty decent one that makes good use of it's limited resources. As others have already pointed out, the film's biggest flaw is the pacing, which is way off and it takes forever to get going.
The story isn't too bad for a supernatural zombie movie and could probably be quite good with some extra work spent on it. Acting is wooden and stiff. All the characters seem to accept that flesh-eating zombies are all over the place without showing too much surprise or concern, but with all the zombie movies coming out these days, who can blame them?
The gore fx are acceptable, but nothing remarkable. I did smile at one of the characters when he stomped on a zombie skull Resident Evil-style, though. The ending when the two sisters met was probably intended to be tragic and emotional, but instead became comedic when one of them tried a little too hard to look like a zombie. :)
All in all, it's not a bad film, but there are much better ones around. This one is much too slow for it's own good."