13 Eerie movie review: This is a movie about forensics undergrads looking to secure a coveted training spot with the FBI. They’re competing in a live forensics examination on cadavers placed around an old penitentiary island.
But things go awry when we discover that there’s a black goo in barrels around the island. And from there, well, you know where it’s going. Right?
The cast of 13 Eerie consists of some sci-fi favorite actors like Brendan Fehr, Michael Shanks, Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days,TV: Being Human) and Brendan Fletcher (Keep an eye out for this guy, he’s a busy actor and my guess, sooner or later, he’ll find a great fan base). You might recognize Brendan Fehr (X-Men: First Class, on TV: Bones, Samurai Girl and some Syfy movies) of the Roswell franchise, and Michael Shanks from Stargate & Smallville.
It was directed by the somewhat unknown Lowell Dean and produced by Don Carmody [Resident Evil franchise, The Factory and Silent Hill: Revelation. He also has Boondock Saints franchise work on his resume!].
Michael Shanks plays the stern, no-nonsense test instructor who runs the facility while Brendan Fehr is one of the undergrads. And yes, he can sort of pull it off, being a college student.
The zombies start out a bit classic but as the film progresses, they seem to get faster of foot than normal zombies. And if you have little tolerance for excessive gore, well, there are a few spots where the EFX guys had a little too much fun with the zombie chomp down scenes.
Otherwise, the story evolves into the classic run from and fight the zombies movie, with a few fan-favorites and some eye candy in the cast.
But something I did enjoy, was how the movie ended. It was more of a self-interpretive ending. You’ll see what I mean if you catch 13 Eerie.
(BTW: It came out on DVD on April 2nd. [13 Eerie])
It’s good to see Michael Shanks again. I had missed him in Saving Hope on TV but he has two larger upcoming projects… Elysium and Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story.
Fehr has a few upcoming projects also… Only I, Roswell FM, Stranded and Zarra’s Law. (No, Roswell FM is NOT related to the show.)