VIRUS 32 MOVIE REVIEW
You can lead a zombie to water but you can’t make him swim. Also, you can lead a promising director to a rage zombie movie but you can’t…wait, maybe you CAN still make a good zombie movie. A deft hand and great use of tension and moody lighting are the keys to Virus 32, a new Shudder horror film from Uruguay, which is a reasonably solid entry in a severely overworked genre. In this particular tale, Iris has taken her daughter with her to work where she is a night watchman for a decaying, labyrinthine health club. When a rage zombie virus breaks out, bit by bit (or is it, bite by bite) the infected find their way inside. Iris has to use her head and her evasion skills to survive, find her daughter, and deal with another somewhat unbalanced survivor as well. Chris, Chad, and Lewayne were pleasantly surprised by this taut little horror-suspense film, even with all the tropes a lot of us have had enough of.
DIRECTED BY: Gustavo Hernández
STARRING: Rasjid César, Sofía González, Daniel Hendler, Paula Silva
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)
Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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