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I’ve been hearing about “The Horde” for a while now, and with good reason: it looks like an insanely good time. We posted a teaser trailer a while back, now here’s a new, longer trailer from the French site Allocine. The zombies are fast movers in this one, which I’m not a fan of, but in the context of the film’s post-apocalypse storyline, it’s probably for the best. Slow-moving zombies facing heavily armed cops and gangsters might not really work in terms of crazy action, especially if the zombie infestation is supposed to happen this fast, as it seems to be in the movie.
On the outskirts of Paris, four corrupt cops go on a rampage to avenge the murder of one of their own by a group of ruthless gangsters, holed up in a condemned building. Once there, the officers’ personal vendetta turns into a nightmare. Trapped, they are about to be executed when the unimaginable occurs: hordes of bloodthirsty, cannibalistic creatures invade the building, savagely attacking everyone. Running to the roof, the survivors discover that their entire world is in chaos. The streets are filled with massive heaps of countless cadavers and the entire city is in flames. Alone and wounded, despite their mutual hatred, the gangsters and cops have no choice but join forces if they want to survive. They’ll have to make it down thirteen floors full of voracious creatures but the greatest threat lies elsewhere…
Written and directed by Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher, and starring Eriq Ebouaney, Jean-Pierre Martins, Aurélien Recoing, Jo Prestia, Claude Perron, Alain Figlarz, Yves Pignot, Laurent Demianoff, Doudou Masta, Antoine Oppenheim, and Sébastien Peres.
IFC Films has picked up the movie for Stateside distribution, and will be debuting it at the Venice Film Festival. Japanese zombie lovers will get the film through Showgate.