The Hive

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"Death is Their Picnic"
  • NR
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 3.2  (1,879)

The Hive is a thrilling horror movie from 2008 that takes place in rural Wales. Directed by Peter Manus, it stars Tom Wopat, Kal Weber, and Elizabeth Healey in leading roles. The film centers around a group of scientists who are working on genetic research in an isolated research facility. The team is led by Dr. Foss (Tom Wopat), a brilliant scientist who has created a serum that can significantly enhance human intelligence. However, during their research, they discovered a deadly side effect of the serum that turns its subjects into mindless, bloodthirsty killers.

When the facility's computer system fails, Dr. Foss sends one of his team members, Adam (Kal Weber), to search for a backup system. But, instead of finding a working backup, Adam stumbles upon the truth about the serum experiments. He discovers that Dr. Foss has been using unsuspecting locals to test the serum and that the experiments are far from ethical.

As Adam tries to leave the laboratory with this knowledge, he is attacked by one of the serum test subjects. Tried to defend himself, Adam accidentally injects himself with the serum, infecting himself in the process.

Together with Dr. Foss' assistant, Jocelyn (Elizabeth Healey), Adam must fight his way through the lab and its infected subjects to find a cure for the serum and survive. But, it becomes clear that no one is safe from the dangers lurking within the facility.

The film is a classic example of the horror genre, with suspenseful moments that keep you on edge throughout the story. The plot is captivating, and the characters are well-developed, allowing the audience to empathize with them and their struggles.

The Hive manages to create a thrilling atmosphere, and fans of the genre will not be disappointed. The film's use of gore is relatively restrained, with more focus placed on the character interactions and the tension that arises when they confront each other.

While the movie's primary focus is on the horror elements, it also touches on themes of scientific ethics and the consequences of playing God. The plot raises important questions about the potential risks of genetic research, showing the dangers of under-regulated scientific experiments.

The actors perform well in their roles, bringing depth and nuance to their characters. Tom Wopat, in particular, delivers an excellent performance as the morally dubious Dr. Foss. His character is unhinged, leading to a tense twist in the final act that leaves the audience without any clear villains or heroes.

Overall, The Hive is a must-watch for any horror fan or anyone interested in ethical implications. The film is engaging and suspenseful, with excellent performances and a unique take on the scientific experimentation gone wrong trope. While it may not be for everyone, the film presents a thrilling, thought-provoking experience that stands the test of time.

The Hive is a 2008 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.2.

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    3.2  (1,879)