starring: Zhang Xuhung ·
Xia · Yu
Yang · Wu
the strict Chinese code against Horror and 'Fear' Films, this
film inexplicably was produced in Beijing and found some spotty distribution
before hitting the theaters in Hong Kong and Taiwan. It is an effective
zombie movie with surprisingly strong characterizations, seeming introduced
in another movie called The Way Home.
Yang plays Hu Bolin, a single father, holed up inside an empty apartment
building with his baby. He is waiting for some kind of rescue unit.
Yang has a good view of the landscape, and he has successfully boobytrapped
the entrances. He also has a remote controlled robot-vehicle that can
scavenge for food and supplies. One day, Yang sees two women fighting
a horde of zombies. The older female dies but the younger one escapes.
He rescues her. However, she doesn't trust Yang and would rather leave
to fend for herself. But he wants her to stay there, essentially to
nurse and take care of his baby. They begin a contentious relationship.
A bit later, Li runs away. But she is soon captured by Qin Quanli, a
brutal criminal who rapes her. He is a villainous man who eventually
makes a deal with Yang and Li to help them return to civilization in
exchange for further sexual favors.
lurid story is immediately reminiscent of the Taiwanese CAT III flick