What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this horror movie is absolutely terrifying, full of gore and terror and violence. Grisly wounds are shown in great detail, and tension builds to a fever pitch. The victims -- hungry, angry, mindless zombie-like creatures -- are the stuff that nightmares are made of. Parents should also know that the film's style -- all of the action is seen through the lens of a single news camera as it follows a group of firefighters on a "routine" call -- makes for an upsetting, frenetic, and intense viewing experience. There's also some swearing and sexual innuendo.
- Families can talk about why zombie-style films are so popular. What anxieties do they speak to?
- How have modern "zombie" movies changed from the original examples of the genre?
- Also, do you think the movie's single-camera technique makes the filmmore frightening, or is it a gimmick designed to cover up a weak,familiar plot?
- Families can also discuss the film's scenario -- what law enforcementand medical procedures are in place in the event of a biologicalemergency? Would they be effective?