’13 Eerie’ Isn’t So Bad And It’s Good to See Michael Shanks Again

by on April 2, 2013

in Entertainment, movie reviews

13 EERIE zombie movie

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 movie was filmed on location at the city of Moose Jaw’s former Wild Animal Park (Moose Jaw is located in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada ).

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])

Movie Trailer:

Michael Shanks in Saving Hope TV series

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.)

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