Directed and Written by: David Pastor and Álex Pastor
Starring: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Lou Taylor Pucci, Emily VanCamp, Christoper Meloni, Kieran Shipka
Release Date: September 4, 2009
David Pastor and Álex Pastor’s superb, 2009 zombie apocalypse film Carriers, teeters on horror but at its core is a drama that explores the collective conscience, as people navigate the worst possible scenarios. What does self righteousness mean, and how can a clear conscience matter, if you don’t to survive the night?
Brian and Danny Green, (Chris Pine and Lou Taylor Pucci) along with their companions (Emily VanCamp and Piper Perabo) set out on a trek across country hoping their destination; a beach town of their childhood memories, will be a safe haven for them to set up a new life- far away from the mayhem of the inflicted world ravaged with a painful and deadly virus that is easily transmitted through breathing and other forms of contact.
The rules are set. There are only a few, but if followed they can keep you alive. As their journey unravels the travelers learn; encounters with the infected will be many and non-infected people with various needs can easily destroy them too.
The dead do not return in Carriers but the disease that attacks the human body is just as scary as the torment associated with the pain and eventual death is what we all would remember as our last experience when the lights go out.
Carriers is not the zombie film consisting of fast chases and blood splatter that we are used to from the time it was created. Sadly, it’s better suited for the world today as we know we are no longer safe from a Pandemic. And bet your bottom dollar, we are going to see more zombie films like this in the coming years.