Blu-ray Review “The Terror Experiment”

Directed by: George Mendeluk
Actors: Jason London, Judd Nelson, Robert Carradine, C. Thomas Howell
MPAA Rated: Unrated
Distributed by: Anchor Bay
Release Date: April 10, 2012
Running Time: 82 minutes

Film: 1 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1 out of 5 stars

Whatever you do avoid this film like the plague it is. For a cheesy b-horror film, it is odd that this film can pack a cast like Jason London, Judd Nelson, Robert Carradine, C. Thomas Howell and still is impossible to watch. I watch a lot of cheesy horror films but this one was just unbearable to complete. It is a zombie outbreak film really without the the zombies.  I mean they are really useless zombie, some even just laying around.  Lazy just like the movie itself. The style of shooting was just so erratic and poorly planned, it just became discouraging to watch.

The film follows a terrorist who sets off an explosion in the Federal Building, which unleashes a toxic gas throughout the building.  This deadly virus starts to turn the buildings occupants into aggressive and vicious zombies, reminiscent of “28 Days Later”.   Outside the building the government officials are trying to deal with avoiding this issue from leaking to the public, planning a cover-up. Inside, the survivors need to find a way to escape the building, which is on lockdown, alive and without become infected themselves.

The Blu-ray presentation is watchable but nothing special. It’s 1080p transfer has issues with clarity, but not terrible. The film says it boasts a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track but only really gives out a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. The special features are also baron of content like the film is. There is only an audio commentary with Executive Producer/Director George Mendeluk. He does a good job of entertaining you but with the film in the background it is just hard to watch.

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