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40 Days of Halloween Pt 28: La Horde (2009)

Posted by invizweb on October 20, 2012

Courtesy of WikiPedia

Directors: Benjamin Rocher, and Yannick Dahan

Starring: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney, Aurélien Recoing, and Doudou Masta

Writers: Arnaud Bordas, Yannick Dahan, Stephane Moissakis, and Benjamin Rocher

Producer: Raphaël Rocher

Studios: Capture [The Flag] Films, Coficup, Canal+, and CinéCinéma

Distributors: Le Pacte

Run Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes (96 minutes)


La Horde is a French film which pits cops and hardened criminals against zombies.    I first tried to conceptualize the flick as a traditional zombie horror and then as a zom com but neither way could I enjoy the film.  From the translated dialogue, except for a few choice lines, the characters were wooden except when they were annoyingly bitching at each other.  The characters were just not relatable at all.  Then there is the editing, which especially for some fight scenes, was horrendous.  Somehow, this film won an award for special effects despite that atrocity.  Makes me wish I stopped watching films altogether after “Chainsaw 2.”  But…


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