Thirst (2009)

Thirst (2009)

★★½☆ – (2009) – A priest who contracts a disease is transfused with vampire blood and further complicates the life of a sad housewife. A strange blend of unique and played out ideas that manages to hold attention through 134-minutes. Tonal shifts are a problem, as one moment is deadly serious while the next is overly comical, which hurts the overall emotional impact.

Maggie

Maggie

★★½☆ – (2015) – A young woman is infected with a virus that slowly turns her into a flesh eater. Somber and moody straight through, with some surprising and endearing moments. The conclusion, however, isn’t nearly as effective as the set-up.

[Rec] 4: Apocalypse

Rec 4

★½☆☆ – (2014) – Survivors of a viral outbreak are quarantined on a ship with animals that contain the virus. An illogical bore that comes close to ruining the previous installments by changing mythology for the worse. There’s a lot of running and yelling, but nothing in the way of suspense.

Splinter

Splinter

★☆☆☆ – (2008) – Pathetic convicts and an irritating couple are trapped in a convenience store by victims of a zombie-like virus. A showcase of bad ideas, phony characters, and laughable predicaments. By the time this rips off Tremors 2, all hope is lost.