Did you feel that director Alexander Payne’s 2011 claptrap “The Descendants” was way too over-hyped? Did you walk away from the film feeling depressed and a little manipulated? If so, you’re not the only one. Thankfully, I may have the solution. Enter “Eternal Blood” director Jorge Olguín’s horror opus “Descendents”, a movie that seems to draw heavily from Danny Boyle’s classic “28 Days Later”. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, mind you, though it has been done to death at this point. Still, considering the flick was put together on a miniscule budget, I don’t think it looks that bad.
Here’s a much longer synopsis than you’ll ever need:
In an undefined future, the earth has been destroyed by man, and the air polluted with a mysterious virus that turns humans into zombies. Only a few children are immune to the disease and have adapted to these extreme conditions and survived. Camille, a nine year old girl wanders through these desolate wastelands, protecting herself from zombies and the armed military forces that roam the land killing anyone who might be infected. However, the little girl will find other kids like her that share a recurring dream of: they all have visions of the ocean as their destiny. Together they will try to survive the journey to the ocean in search of an escape from the military who seem to be as determined on their destruction as on the zombies.
“Descendents” is scheduled to put the fear into DVD enthusiasts on May 15th, 2012. As always, you can take a closer look at the film’s offerings by checking out the trailer below.