Sam (Anders Danielsen Lie) lives in Paris and seeks out his ex-girlfriend at a party to collect a box that was mistakenly taken by her after their break up. While Sam is at the party, he has an incident which leads him to fall asleep alone in an office. When he awakes, he finds the world is now completely overtaken by Zombies! Sam will now need to gather materials & investigate the apartment building to try and survive this world-changing event.
As a film, this is genuinely a creative Zombie flick (except the film’s title-it’s an odd one!). Our movie is led by one male actor for the majority of the duration, along with a few extras who are playing zombies. Actor Anders Danielsen Lie does an overall definite job at being the leading man, particularly when it comes to grabbing supplies and wandering around the abandoned building. But! For me, I found some of his reactions are not consistent, particularly around the 1st act. Having one lead on-screen means little dialogue compared to what viewers might expect in a Zombie film.
If you like twists, yes we have some here. The film delivers a twist/reveal which I’ll confess, and I didn’t quite understand at my 1st viewing. After rewatching the scene again, I realised it a whole lot more. This could be due to the way this scene is shot or maybe I might just be a git and missed it. The film’s ending was worth the duration of the film, and honestly, I was left wanting to see what happens next as far as the story is concerned.
The visuals here are tremendous and easily one of the best elements of this film. I have to give such praise the film’s make up team. The zombies are simply awesome. The level of detail on each Zombie is incredible- blood and guts are just some of the praiseworthy effects.
Overall, this is a zombie movie that delivers something new and some creative ideas on screen. Visual effects and costume designs are honestly praiseworthy! One male actor carries the film’s plot for the majority of the film which can make the movie feel more lengthy than it’s actual runtime. Either way, there’s incredible something here for any Zombie lover, and I was left wanting more.
The Night Eats the World (2019) is Now Available on DVD!