Beast Within (AKA Virus Undead) (2008)

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This film should be watched at very least because it’s directed by two people with the names Wolf Wolff and Ohmuthi. From what I can tell it’s a German Z-film made for American audiences. It looks & feels a bit like 28 Days Later where an alternate version of the avian flu transmits a zombie virus. Add to the mix Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds” — and don’t forget the college slasher film element, which of course means we also see Z-film breasts — but I gotta hand it to Wolf Wolff and Ohmuthi, what is displayed isn’t gratuitous as with most Z-films*. Oh, and how about this — NO JOURNEY — even though the main charactres are at the epicenter, they feel that where they’re at is the best place to be. Also, I gotta like the zombie cop who still eats doughnuts even though he’s undead, and I dig the recording of the grandfather’s voice that reminds me of Evil Dead I & II. The birds in “The Birds” were better than the digital birds appeared often enough in this film … which is saying something because I’ve never seen all of “The Birds”.
(* The display of gratuitous Z-film breasts is tastefully done, but don’t watch this with your kids … or your parents)

Beast Within (AKA Virus Undead) (2008) at IMDB and Wikipedia