Viewed – 20 September 2008 DVD
All hail the b-movie! Who doesn’t enjoy the no-budget charm of z-list acting talent and a high concept? This straight-to-DVD offering is basically the most blatant genre rip-off I have seen in a long time. The pitch must have gone somewhat like this: ‘Yo man, its like Snakes On A Plane meets Night Of The Living Dead’.
So, shady scientists smuggle aboard a plane an infecting woman in a frozen container. Before long turbulence causes said container to malfunction, and soon a zombie virus is spreading through the plane and its a battle for survival between the remaining passengers and a bunch of ravenous, flesh eating zombies. This is pure pop-corn fodder, with a likable cast and some good shocks, and for such a no name film some fairly decent make up effects. I was gripped. OK, it has some appalling dialogue, the editing is a bit all over the place (one minute the air hostesses are strapped into their seats, the next they’re wondering around…) and its as predictable as hell – but its fun, has some genuinely inventive moments, so check it out if you’re into this kind of stuff.
Verdict: 3 /5