I’ve been looking forward to getting my zombie fix with this movie for a few weeks now, since we started following each other on Twitter. Though, technically, it doesn’t seem to be a zombie movie. The synopsis reads like an infection film. What’s the difference? A zombie movie deals with the living dead. An infection movie deals with the deathly sick. Though zombie movies are usually infection movies, because zombie-ism is a virus, all infection movies are not zombie movies. For instance, Outbreak is an infection flick. But, so is 28 Days Later. The infected in the latter weren’t dead, just infected.
Anyway, that’s a topic for another discussion. I want to talk about the movie Sick.
Written by Ryan M. Andrews and Chris Cull, and also directed by Ryan M. Andrews, Sick was released on January 6, 2015 by Hellfire Pictures, an indie movie production company based in Canada.
According to their website, sicksurvivethenight.com, “Two years after the infection began, billions have died, Governments have collapsed and the human race is on the brink of extinction. Dr. Leigh Rozetta is a young, maverick scientist, who’s been living in a secret underground Government facility since the outbreak began. After constant failed attempts to find a cure, Leigh sneaks away to return to her parent’s house. On her way she crosses paths with Seph and Mckay, two militant survivalists, who only just barely escaped an attack from a group of infected. With nightfall close at hand, the three of them know they need to seek shelter, as the SICK are more active in the dark. Boarding themselves up in Leigh’s parents’ house, the plan is simple: survive the night. But with the SICK surrounding the house and their own tensions through the roof, they’ll be lucky if anyone makes it out alive.”
It looks like this movie has been a long time coming (as most movies are) because the above trailer is from two years ago. I am glad for all of the people involved in the movie that it’s finally available to be viewed by the public. I’m sure that has to be a great feeling.
When I watch it, I’ll be sure to review it and let you guys know what I think. If you see it (which I hope you do because it’s important that we support indie artists) please let me know you how liked it. Let them know too!
Thank you for reading!