Director: Colin Theys
Writers: John Doolan and Steve Niles
Stars: Grant Bowler, Tawny Cypress and Evalena Marie
1 Out of 5
Action - Drama - Horror
Reviewed by Char Hardin
Reno, Nevada is rocked during a PEACE DAY event and everyone outside was turned into flesh-eating zombies. Inside a casino storage room Tom (Grant Bowler) a black listed dealer and Tori (Evalena Marie) are having sex when the explosion erupts, the lights go out and they are stuck in the storage room. When the lights flicked back on, the two escaped the room to find a young magician, who had turned the breakers back on. The trio explores the casino and in one room with slot machines they encounter a Granny Zombie.
More rooms reveal different stages of zombie infestations. They watch in horror as the security cameras show the feeding frenzy of the zombies outside the casino and how one man throws another to the undead in order to make his escape. He gets away and enters the front doors of the casino and the trio let him. Days pass and the three men and one woman hang out in the casino. Tom overhears a radio transmission announcing if anyone was out there alive to somehow create a signal and the mysterious voice would find them. Tom and the other survivors leave the protection of the casino during the night while the zombies are less active and managed to get to a spotlight, but something naturally goes wrong and all hell breaks loose and in comes the a militant group to the rescue.
I am stopping here. This film was based on graphic novel and from the makers of 30 Days of Night, so I had somewhat higher hopes this would be an okay film. Okay is unfortunately too high of an expectation. It was bloody horrible. The only thing I can say good about this film was had some good gory moments, but the story was so weak with little to nothing in the way of an explanation of why the blasts occurred and how or if it was all over the United States or just reserved for Nevada. At the 45 minute mark, I had a hellacious time keeping my eyes open. It was just so boring. I didn't develop any liking for any of the characters, I kept waiting for more information on the device that was used on Peace Day and nothing came. This is not a film I would recommend to rent, purchase, but to avoid at all costs, save your money for something worthy.
I found this film title while looking for horror films with a poker theme. I had remembered seeing the cover for REMAINS in one of my horror magazines and liked the cover art. If you are interested in seeing some horror films with a casino connection, click on horror films in Las Vegas.