Don't be fooled by its shoe-string budget or cast of unknown actors. The movie is full to the brim with great action, suspense and drama. The story of a man in search for his long-lost wife after the seeming decimation of society is a classic tale of overcoming adversity.
This determined man must cross not only a desolate and unforgiving terrain; but also the encounter the vicious people that a shell-shocked world has produced. No zombies in this movie--although an allusion or two is made through the mysterious virus--the threat is more of, well, threat than it actually is a manifestation on film. The danger or humans becoming animals is always in the back of everyone's mind and a quest to find a cure must also be completed.
The lack of visual trickery makes this film all the more satisfying. It is a gritty, and thus more realistic portrayal of events. After all, when the world ends, there won't be high-tech bedazzlement and computer gadgetry to help us fend off the end times--there would just be people trying to survive and this is the very simple story of just that.
You'd be hard pressed to find this movie playing at any movie theater. It has been released only as far as the limited festival schedule it's on has permitted. But if you ever come across it in the video store or elsewhere, it's definitely worth giving it a try.
P.S. This movie is not, in any way, related to Zombieland. Just throught I'd clear that up.
First off throughout the entire movie he never once holds a gun or wears a leather jacket, I actually think he might have been wearing different boots too! He never fights, actually refuses to kill and does nothing but whine throughout the movie until someone else saves his wife for him!
Also, the movie is called Deadland, they mention the 'dead lands' at the beginning and tell us how dangerous it is in the dead land, but at no point in this movie do they EVER go to the dead land! I actually think I should sue the makers of this movie for false advertisement!