In a remote forest a genetic experiment has gone wrong. Loggers and protesters are forced to band together after tree sap incident turns the locals into bloodthirsty zombies.
What follows is a review I wrote while watching the film….
It appears that Severed: Forest of the Dead has sufficient money behind it, and not stars but instead budding actors who I have previously seen laying the ground-work for their careers. From what I have read and can tell so far, in this film once again something that people have been doing scientifically had an unforeseen accidental consequence that upon a 1 in 100 chance occurred and started causing people to turn into zombies. The film seems to have good visual quality and works suspense and horror — at the moment I’m only 20 minutes in but it looks to be a good one.
– UPDATE –
I am now around the last fifth of Severed and it is somewhat dragging. The story-line goes into ideas that do not get completed … as though the editor started to loose their attention to detail or cut out part of a scene that could have been mostly or completely cut.
….Okay…. and I just finished the film — maybe I missed something since I was working on a small project while watching, but the film ended on a bit of a nothing note. Still, it’s considerably better than a lot of the zombie films I have seen to date. I would say watch it so long as you know the piece stumbles at the end and has an incomplete wrap.
Severed: Forest of the Dead is a Canadian zombie horror film directed by Carl Bessai. If you have seen enough other material made in Maplewood you will probably recognize…
- Patrick Gallagher – Battlestar Galactica, Stargate: Atlantis, iZombie, Longmire
- Paul Campbell – Battlestar Galactica as Billy Keikeya, Supernatural, Knight Rider
- Sarah Lind – Smallville, The Exorcism of Molly Hartley as Molly, Dead Like Me
- JR Bourne – Stargate SG-1 as Martouf/Lantash
- Amber Rothwell – Battlestar Galactica,