With so much of the undead out there, are zombie fans constantly searching for things that differentiate themselves? The snowbound Extinction just might.
Starring Jeffrey Donovan (Blair Witch 2 forever) and Matthew Fox, Extinction posits a post-apocalypse in which the frozen climate has rendered zombies immobile or dead. Of course, it wouldn’t be much of a horror film if they didn’t threaten to return, but the synopsis hinting that they’ve evolved hopefully means an interesting twist on the standard ghoul. That’s not to mention Extinction is from Miguel Ángel Vivas, the director of 2011’s tremendous and gut-wrenching home invasion film, Kidnapped. Will he bring such viciousness to the zombie film?
In Extinction, “For nine years, Patrick (Matthew Fox), Jack (Jeffrey Donovan) and his daughter Lu (Quinn McColgan) have outlasted the zombie apocalypse by shutting themselves off in the snowbound town of Harmony. The monsters have seemingly disappeared, with no sign of other survivors, but the constant fear of the unknown is starting to take a toll on this makeshift family. When Patrick goes scavenging for food, he discovers the undead have returned and evolved into something terrifying, beyond imagination. Will the last breath of the human race survive a second zombie apocalypse?”
Vertical Entertainment releases Extinction to theaters and VOD, July 31st.