Shudder has released the trailer and info for their upcoming original film Virus :32, which will premier on Thursday, April 21. The film will debut exclusively on Shudder in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Zombie films have been surging in popularity, thanks to series such as The Walking Dead and All of Us Are Dead, and films like Train to Busan and Blood Quantum. With that popularity not likely to end anytime soon, it’s smart to come up with new and innovative storylines for films about the undead.
Virus :32 is written and directed by Gustavo Hernandez, who received international acclaim for his first feature film The Silent House (La casa muda) in 2010. The Silent House was remade as an American film, Silent House, which starred Elizabeth Olsen of WandaVision fame.
Virus :32 is a zombie film with a twist. In this version of the zombie apocalypse, a virus causes the outbreak, with the infected racing down the streets and killing those who are uninfected. As you may have guessed by this part of the description, this is a “fast zombies” film (think the Dawn of the Dead remake and 28 Days Later), not one populated by slow, lumbering undead, as in the George A. Romero Night of the Living Dead films.
Iris and her daughter have spent most of the day at a sports club, which is where Iris works as a security guard, and are unaware of the massacre occurring all around them until nighttime. The twist I referred to is this: after each attack, the zombies must stop for a full 32 seconds before they can resume slaughtering the innocents.
That’s doesn’t seem like a very long time, but when you are trying to survive during a zombie breakout, 32 seconds can save your life.
The new Shudder Original is a Spanish film, but will be presented with English subtitles.
Virus :32 features Paula Silva (In the Quarry) and Daniel Hendler (Lost Embrace), and was produced by Hernandez and Ignacio Garcia Cucucovich’s Mother Superior Films in Uruguay, and Sebastian Aloi’s Aeroplano in Argentina.
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