Virus:32 – Intensely Atmospheric
Director: Gustavo Hernandez
Writer: Gustavo Hernandez (Screenplay)
Starring: Paula Silva, Daniel Hendler, Sofia Gonzalez
Plot: A rapid spreading virus which transforms people into intelligent, ultra-violent, extra-fast zombie hunters. After each wave of attack by the monsters, they’re left incapacitated for 32 seconds while they recover their strength.
Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Virus:32 starts when security guard Iris (Silva) takes her daughter Tate to work in the abandoned warehouse, her night will take a dramatic turn, when she finds herself needing to escape from ultra-violent, extra-fast zombie like figures, in a race to find her daughter.
As Iris experiences this nightmare, she starts to learn about the true terror of what is going on within this outbreak, as she discovers that after any attack, the zombies freeze for 32-seconds, giving her a window of opportunity.
Thoughts on Virus:32
Thoughts – Virus:32 is the latest in a long line of zombie-based movies, looking to bring something original to the table, something that is achieved, seeing how the infected become frozen in the aftermath of violent actions, giving anyone else 32 seconds to escape them. This side of the story will give us the unique side, while the searching for a missing daughter will fill the movie with the intensity needed, with one stunning single shot down the darken hallways in the search for the answers. One thing that is kept a secret, is the cause of what made the virus start, which works excellently for the movie, as we are left with as many answers as Iris throughout the film. The use of music will bring back plenty of vibes from Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, only adding to the tense and intense moments. Paula Silva in the leading role is excellent too, making this one of the most intense modern zombie movies you will see.
Final Thoughts – Virus:32 is an all out assault in intensity in movie making.