wrymwood_brookeThe Zombie genre can feel played out. But Wyrmwood is a nice entry from Australia. Very Gorey with shades of Day of the Dead.

We start off with an action scene with 4 armored men retrieving a truck surrounded by a horde of zombies. We get some flashbacks from a few of them when the zombie outbreak started. One man was forced to kill his family as they turn. Not from being bitten though. From the air itself. His sister gets kidnapped by a pseudo-military outfit and experimented on.

He and his friends make their way to her last known location, not knowing she was taken.

Whatever is in the air reanimating people also does something to flammable liquids like gas that make them no longer flammable. I love their solution around this.

We slowly get to see the effects of the experiments which lead up to the finale of the movie.

Wyrmwood leaves itself open for a sequel, but doesn’t really need one.

Starring: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Keith Agius, Berynn Schwerdt, Luke McKenzie, Cain Thompson, Catherine Terracini

Vía Letterboxd – AngryTownsman

The Mind’s Eye

Starring: Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos, Larry Fessenden, Noah Segan, Matt Mercer, Michael A. LoCicero, Jeremy Gardner, Patrick M. Walsh, Brian Morvant, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers, Chuck Doherty

I first heard about the Mind’s Eye on the Trick or Treat Radio podcast. Their non-spoiler review made this a must-see.

This movie is a spiritual sequel to Scanners.

We have telekinetics. Experiments. Head-splodey action. Good acting.

The special effects are outstanding for a movie that is not a high budget affair.

The movie starts out with action and keeps up the supply in a pretty consistent manner throughout the movie.

This does tell a definitive story, but leaves room for a sequel or other stories in this world.

Another movie that comes to mind when I think about this movie is From Beyond. I can’t quite put my finger on why – maybe it’s the scientist falling into his work…

Vía Letterboxd – AngryTownsman