Like “The Crazies”, but more zombier, apparently is the idea behind Christopher Roosevelt’s “The Demented”. It’s a moderately budgeted horror movie, to be sure, but after viewing the trailer for the film, I have to say, it looks pretty decent, despite the barfingly generic opening (“Partaaaaaay!!!”). Of course, trailers are like that — they can sell a movie even when the movie is bad. I don’t know if Roosevelt’s movie is bad, but it’s definitely going on my “check it out if you have nothing else to do one Sunday afternoon” list.
But hey, don’t take my word for it. See the first trailer for “The Demented” yourself. Your mileage (depending on how you approach these moderately budgeted horror movies) may vary.
THE DEMENTED follows six college friends as they meet up for a carefree weekend in a beautiful rural home. A terrorist missile attack in a nearby town infects much of the townspeople with a deadly virus that induces rabies-like symptoms…with devastating consequences. Ravenous and fast, the infected townspeople turn their sights on the vacation home where the friends are gathered…and are now barricaded. How long can they hide? Even with the infected “sleeping” in the streets, can they make their escape? If so, to what?
Starring Sarah Butler (“I Spit on Your Grave”), Brittney Alger (“21 Jump Street”), Kayla Ewell (“The Vampire Diaries”), Richard Kohnke (“The Carrie Diaries”) and Michael Welch (“Twilight”).
Spreading on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD July 30th.