Day of the Dead 2: Contagium

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"Every Day has a Beginning"
  • NR
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 2.3  (3,364)

Day of the Dead 2: Contagium (2005) is a science fiction horror movie, directed by Anna Cardoza and Jeffery Lando. The film features Laurie Baranyay, Stan Klimecko, John F. Henry II, and Justin Ipock in lead roles. This direct-to-video sequel is loosely based on George A. Romero's 1985 classic horror film, Day of the Dead. The story of Day of the Dead 2: Contagium revolves around a group of researchers who work in the Warwick Institute, a medical research facility located in Louisville, Kentucky. The film opens with an introduction to two of the researchers, Sarah Bowman and Bill McDermott, who work on a serum intended to cure a contagious disease.

One day, an infected patient breaks out of their quarantine, leading to a chain of events that eventually causes a viral outbreak in the facility. The virus quickly spreads, infecting the entire staff, as well as the surrounding community. Sarah and Bill, along with a few other colleagues, fight to find a cure and contain the deadly virus before it wreaks havoc on the world.

As they race against time, the survivors encounter various obstacles and monsters, including a group of zombies, created by the virus. With the help of a mysterious woman named Helena, the team desperately try to prevent the virus from spreading out of the facility and the city.

Throughout the movie, there are flashbacks to a group of World War II soldiers stationed in the same location where the Warwick Institute stands today. These flashback scenes provide a backstory for the origins of the virus, as well as a subtle tribute to the original Day of the Dead film.

Despite being a sequel, Day of the Dead 2: Contagium has little to do with the original film. Instead, it takes the idea of a zombie-like virus and runs with it in a more traditional horror movie format. While it lacks the character development and social commentary that made the original Day of the Dead so compelling, it still manages to deliver an entertaining and terrifying horror movie experience.

The film's visual effects are well done, with plenty of gore and gruesome makeup. While the zombies are not as impressive as those seen in more recent films such as World War Z, they are still convincing enough to elicit a few scares. The soundtrack is eerie and suspenseful, adding to the film's overall tension.

The acting in Day of the Dead 2: Contagium is not particularly remarkable, with most of the characters being fairly one-dimensional. However, the actors do a decent job of playing their roles, even if the script is not particularly challenging.

In terms of themes, this movie is more concerned with showcasing action and horror rather than exploring any deep philosophical ideas. While it's not entirely empty of meaning, it does not delve as deep into sociopolitical issues as its predecessor.

Overall, Day of the Dead 2: Contagium offers a decent post-apocalyptic horror movie experience, with plenty of action, gore, and suspense. While it is not a particularly exceptional film, it's still a good addition to any horror movie marathon.

Day of the Dead 2: Contagium is a 2004 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 2.3.

Day of the Dead 2: Contagium
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    2.3  (3,364)