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A microscopic alien life form has been discovered with the ability to possess the living and resurrect the dead. The United States Army has tried to communicate with it but failed. Instead, the military has tried to create a genetically altered version of the alien in order to resurrect dead soldiers on the battlefield. The alien fights back, turning soldier against soldier. Young scientist Darren Hall kidnaps the last pure specimen of the alien, determined to the reverse the damage inflicted and learn the secrets of life. Hiding in a mysterious building named The Necropolitan, he continues his experiments. On one fateful night, the alien is set loose on the unsuspecting tenants resulting in a new evolution of apocalyptic horror as infected tenants attack the unsuspecting, turning them into a cannibal horde. Darren and a small group of survivors must now find a way to destroy the alien possessed before they can escape into the city and bring forth the end of the human race.
It is really hard to create a horror movie today that is even remotely original and the Zombie genre is even harder so going in to this one I was a bit excited after seeing the trailer but kept my expectations low. The film grabs your attention right away as it opens at a military base in Iraq and the zombies/infected soldiers are on the loose killing everyone in sight. The scene ends as a bomb is dropped on the base and as the scene fades your hooked. It switches locations where Darren Hall, a military doctor who was at the base and is it's only survival is moving into an apartment building. We soon find out he has a small bottle of the alien life form and plans to continue is research. The film moves forward from there, it is a simple story but the acting and action in the film makes up for any flaws the film might have. Evilution does have a few slow spots in the film but it provides a lot of action as the film moves along and there is plenty of blood an gore as well to keep any fan happy. The cast is very good, Eric Peter-Kaiser is great as the film's lead and Sandra Ramírez is terrific as the lead female in the film, she brings the beauty and a bit of toughness to the role and I got to say I couldn't keep my eyes off her. The rest of the cast were all very good as well. The film has the feel of other movies like it but it still brings enough of it's own ideas to the table as well. The make-up work is fantastic and the way they set-up the closed down hospital to look like an apartment building is fantastic. The lightning and camera work do a great job at setting the mood of the film. You couldn't tell by watching this that it was shot in 18 days and on a low-budget, all involved did a terrific job at getting the most out of what they had to work with. As far as horror movies good this one was a pretty good one, the ending was great as well but I will let you see it for yourself. Evilution is a high-energy zombie like film that delivers on chills and thrills. The DVD comes with Special Features that include a terrific Behind The Scenes, Director's Commentary and Trailer
Released by Brink DVD
**** Out Of *****