Aftermath (2014)



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The devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse is now reality and nine desperate strangers find themselves clinging to life in a farmhouse cellar, while radioactive fallout descends on the darkened world above. These would-be survivors face the nightmare of dwindling supplies, poisonous air and the greatest threat of all - the hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in. With each dying day, their choice becomes clearer - stay and let the makeshift shelter become their tomb or face the unknown terrors of the world outside. Starring Edward Furlong, Monica Keena, Andre Royo and C.J. Thomason, AFTERMATH takes a hard look at how far humans will go to survive. And it isn't pretty. (C) Image
R (for violence, pervasive language and some sexual content)
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Monica Keena
as Elizabeth
Jessie Rusu
as Jennifer
C.J. Thomason
as Hunter
Ross Britz
as Jonathan
Ashley Hudson
as Refugee
Jonathan Camp
as Military Doctor
Ted Ferguson
as Dying Refugee
Kaleina Cordova
as Adolescent Teen Refugee
Shawn Michael
as Refugee
Brandon E. Brooks
as Insane Refugee
Tody Bernard
as Wendell
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

The shocks, and the repressed wickedness, as in all well-done horror films, build slowly, then reach a crescendo that is hard to bear and harder to shake off.

Full Review… | October 9, 2014
Boston Globe
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An often tedious but clammily atmospheric end-of-the-world thriller set in the wake of a nuclear holocaust.

Full Review… | July 20, 2014
Top Critic

This is the story, understand, of a group of people taking shelter in a basement following a nuclear holocaust. It's pretty clear right from the start that all or most of them will die. Good times.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
Detroit News
Top Critic

There's very little that actually thrills in this well-constructed, if underwhelming film that works best as a how-to vid for nuclear war-minded DIYers.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Essentially, we're watching dead people refuse to lie down, yet the acting isn't terrible, and Scott Winig's photography is satisfyingly bleak and grimy.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Though they won't win any prizes for originality, writer Christian McDonald and director Peter Engert have fashioned a fairly involving, slow boil of a thriller that's as eerie as it is grim.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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The premise may sounds somewhat interesting, but after the 20th minute of sitting in a basement, you'd start to wonder when things will move along. It doesn't get too thrilling until the end, and even then it's anticlimactic with it's downer ending. There's a lot of somber, but it doesn't take away from the amount of bore.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

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