Five university friends gather at a house party to ring in the New Year. Unbeknownst to them, an epidemic has erupted outside, causing outbreaks around the world. With nowhere else to turn, they barricade themselves indoors with only their phones, laptops, and other tech devices. They use their devices to research the possible cause of this outbreak. Information and video footage over flow their computers as they descend further into the cause and the ensuing chaos. As the virus spreads, the mood in the house changes from fear to paranoia. Who is safe? Who can they trust? Reality becomes blurred as they slowly discover the source of the virus causing the sickness...and there is no going back. (IMDBpro)
While the above does its job, this film is really so much better than the synopsis reveals.
The whole world becomes infected in one day with a disease that looks medical, but is actually something completely different. How can something spread so fast? There’s only one way and you are looking at it right now.
A social media site, no doubt based on Facebook, has somehow taken over the world, much like real life. Think about it. How many people do you converse with on a normal day on whichever social media site you use. What if each of those people were infected and then infected the people they converse with. How does it work? The film explains it very well, but I won’t give you any more spoilers than I already have.
The end of the film is unique and original and I love it.
There are no big name stars in this film, however, I believe we will be seeing more of at least two of these kids.
New Year’s Eve is always a great setting for a horror film, Calahan doesn’t use the holiday as much as he could have, but it’s still a very cool film.
This is a Canadian film and it's independent, support it. We will want a sequel to this film.