31 Days of Horror: Day 15- What We Become

Posted October 15, 2018 by Thomas James Juretus in Movies

Day 15 on our hike through horror, and today’s feature is the 2015 Danish zombie flick What We Become. A mysterious illness begins an outbreak that ends up affecting two families, that of Dino (Troels Lyby), Pernille (Mille Dinesen), Maj (Ella Solgaard), and Gustav (Benjamin Engell), and that of Sonja (Marie Boda) and her parents. As the outbreak spreads and more people are infected, the two families shelter together, along with neighbor Casper (Mikael Birkjaer) try to survive. But survival proves difficult as the zombie hordes grow larger. 8/10 stars

The movie moves along fairly briskly, with director Bo Mikkelsen keeping the suspense up as the outbreak grows larger. Fans of zombie films won’t find much new here, but the cast gives decent performances and creates likeable enough characters for us to root for them to make it out alive. The zombie make-up is effective though not especially outstanding. It holds your interest well enough and is entertaining enough to recommend a watch. In Danish with English subtitles. Now showing on Hulu and is available on Blu-ray/DVD.

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