Jinga Films and Dark Sky Films have announced the US release of Flavio Pedota’s award-winning zombie horror INFECTION, which is now available on DVD and all major digital platforms as of yesterday.
Horror has a new homeland. INFECTION is the first zombie film made in Venezuela, and it sets the apocalyptic devastation against a backdrop of the very real sociopolitical turmoil ravaging the country. After an outbreak of a new strand of the rabies virus turns the population into crazed, bloodthirsty cannibals, a young doctor finds himself separated from his son, with the rapidly decaying city and sprawling countryside standing between them. Navigating his way through the plague-infested streets and marauder-filled backwoods roads, he must use every resource at his disposal to find his way back to his only child and hopefully unlock the secret to a cure for the deadly disease.
“The special effects impress” (Pip Ellwood-Hughes, Entertainment Focus) in the remarkable debut from writer-director Flavio Pedota. A collision of worlds between Mad Max and 28 Days Later, INFECTION is a breakneck thriller where the survival of an entire species may depend on the survival of one man.
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