Thursday, July 10, 2014

State of Emergency (2013)

Number Rolled: 67
Movie Name/Year: State of Emergency (2013)
Genre: Horror
Length: 89 minutes
Rating: NR
Affiliated Companies: Clay Bros. Motion Pictures
Executive Producer: John Will Clay, Turner Clay, Jim Kehoe, Jason Price
Director: Turner Clay
Writer: Turner Clay
Actors: Jay Hayden, Andy Stahl, Tori White, Scott Lilly, Kathryn Todd Norman, McKenna Jones, Loren Albnese

After the explosion of a chemical plant in a small town, people begin to mutate. They become violent and cannibalistic. Failing to save his fiancé, Jim holes up in a stable to try and stay alive until rescue. When a group notices him, they call him over to a warehouse they’ve been staying in. Together, they believe they will have better success than they would have alone.

First thing I need to do is explain why I added the “zombie” label to this movie. From the art, one would automatically assume that’s what they were getting, but it’s debatable. I’d be more likely to describe the creatures in this movie as monsters or mutations, but they do possess some basic zombie-like qualities. In fact, there are only a couple of points in the film where the definition didn’t really fit. So, it’s more like Turner Clay took the zombie experience and evolved it for his own use than anything else. It’s not a bad thing, but it is new.

Hey, at least they don’t sparkle.

This movie was much better than I expected it to be. Both when I added it to my list and when it was finally chosen. I expected a B-movie attempt at a World War Z type storyline. That’s not what I got. The effects and costumes were really pretty good and so was the acting.

Alright, Jay Hayden now has the title of “King of Slow Turn and Look in a Horror Movie,” but aside from that, nearly everything was believable.

Not only would I watch State of Emergency again, I’d recommend it.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 27%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.1/5
Trust-the-Dice Score3.5/5

The Random Rating: PG-13 – For moderate horror, blood and action

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