Director: Claudio Lattanzi
Writer: Claudio Lattanzi, Antonio Tentori (Screenplay)
Starring: Cinzia Monreale, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Marina Loi, Veronica Urban, Tania Orlandi, Lorene Lepori
Plot: In a dungeon, five people struggle for their survival: three women, a theologian, and a young doctor. Outside this hideout reigns the APOCALYPSE. The Evil has been generated by a patient zero, and a group of former soldiers, The Exterminators, crucify any person they meet to find the source of this evil.
Runtime: 1 Hour 11 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Crucified starts as we enter a world where an apocalyptic event has occurred, leaving the very few survivors, Bionda (Monreale), Steiner (Radice), Lisa (Loi), Nera (Urban), Rossa (Orlandi) and Michael (Lepori) needing to stay away from soldiers known as Exterminators, who are hunting for any survivors in the world.
As the Exterminators start to move closer, the survivors must look for an escape before becoming the next set of victims, learning to adapt to the different conditions.
Thoughts on Crucified
Thoughts – Crucified is an Italian horror movie that has elements of ‘I Am Legend’ ‘Daybreakers’ and the old fashion vampire genre. We get a brilliant world creation, that is filled with the destruction of what caused everything to happen, along with the day night cycle, which helps us understand the changes in the environment. The story is more about seeing how the last few survivors are coping with what has happened, with the idea a bigger threat is coming their way. This side is similar to what we have seen before, with only the method of dealing with the survivors getting a heavier religious theme. The performances in the film are strong throughout, without being standout, or caught up in the bad, everybody does what you think they would need to.
Final Thoughts – Crucified is a nice addition to the vampire world of films, creating an awesome world that we could see continue to grow.