akaThe Horde, Legion of Evil
Directors: Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher
Writers: Arnaud Bordas, Yannick Dahan, Stéphane Moïssakis
Cast: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney, Aurélien Recoing
When four corrupt policemen invade a gangster's hideout near Paris to avenge the death of their colleague, they quickly find themselves outmanned, outgunned and trapped. That is, until a legion of vicious zombies swarms through the building. Now, the cops, the crooks and the undead are swept up in a bloody three-way rampage. Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher direct this gore-filled French thriller that stars Jo Prestia and Eriq Ebouaney.
After a colleague gets killed, a vigilante team of cops head out to kill the criminal gang responsible. The thugs headed by a pair of Nigerian brothers hideout in a derelict tower block on the outskirts of Paris. Things go wrong for the police and the gang kill a few members, only they don't stay corpses for long as it seems all Paris's dead are coming back to life. This leaves both parties along with the apartments remaining residents the only option of fighting the zombies together. With a budget rumored to be slightly breaking the one million pound mark the director, cast & crew have made a good modern zombie action romp. Its one flaw being it offers nothing unique, we have already had 28 Days Later's running zombies and apartment block set horrors most similar to Horde being Demons 2. This slight niggle aside its well worth hunting down for zombie fans my favorite bit was the retired soldiers use of a machine gun against the undead hordes, infact it probably uses more guns than any previous zombie film, offering action nuts John Woo levels of gun play & squib use.(7 out of 10)