The debut feature from French writer and director David Morlet, Mutants is a gripping movie that takes the traditional zombie genre milieu (Morlet took his inspiration from 28 Weeks Later and the films of David Cronenberg) and introduces some interesting themes, twists and turns to make it a stand-out among the zombie crowd.
In a world devastated by a pandemic virus that turns human beings into primitive and bloodthirsty creatures, the last hope for survivors is the military station ‘Noah’ where scientists are researching the cure.
Marco (Francis Renaud) and Sonia (Hélène De Fougerolles) set off to find the secret base to escape from the ‘mutants’. When they are attacked Marco becomes contaminated and little by little begins to undergo the same changes as the other creatures. Sonia, pregnant with her first child, must somehow fight off the hordes and force herself to fight the man she once loved.
Marking David Morlet as a director to watch, Mutants is an extraordinary debut that features stunning film sets, top-notch special effects and make-up, and stand-out performances from the lead actors. Mutants begins with a bang and builds to a fantastic climax that will leave viewers wanting more!
Mutants (cert. 18) will be released on DVD (£12.99) by Momentum Pictures on 10th May 2010.