SICK: Survive the Night- Review

By Christine Caprilozzi

 

SICK: Survive the Night- Review

Rating: 6 out of 10

 

Synopsis: Two years into the outbreak, the remaining people struggle day to day for survival. With the infected more active at night, three people seek shelter in an empty home, but with supplies scarce, they’ll be lucky to make it out alive.

 

Our thoughts: With the world being invaded by zombie movies, I wasn’t sure what to expect with SICK.  The movie started out a bit slow, with the highlight being the appearance of horror legend Debbie Rochon as master scientist Dr. Fehmi. She is working at a secret NATO  base on the infection and trying to communicate via the internet.  The story around Dr. Rozetta, played by Christina Aceto, gives a different perspective to the apocalypse than just survival mode. The special effects have a truly indie feel to them, which I happen to like. However, the real action doesn’t come from the blood and guts, as the real meat and potatoes to this film come towards the end.  

The twist and turns in the plot lead to an unpredictable ending.  What I really liked about the flick was that every time you think you know what is about to happen…it doesn’t.  Standout performances are given by Robert Nolan as McKay and Richard Sutton as Seph. No spoilers here, but towards the end of the film their contentious rivalry comes to head.  This makes for some pretty intense and suspenseful scenes between the two. Fans of indie zombie films will enjoy SICK: Survive the Night and its unpredictable nature. The film hits DVD January 6th.

 

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Christine Caprilozzi
Senior Editor at Horror News Network

Christine Bucci-Caprilozzi joined the Horror News Network staff in 2005 when the site was still ComicMonsters.com. She started as a Staff Journalist adding interviews, comic reviews and convention coverage. Christine is also the Lead Organizer/Director of the CT HorrorFest and is a firm believer in keeping the indie spirit of the horror community alive. You can follow her on Twitter @Christine_HNN.


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