When a disgruntled government worker sets off a bomb in a federal building it releases a secret biological weapon. As the weapon infects those in the building, they manifest a deadly form of aggression, forcing the government to quarantine the building.
C. Thomas Howell (Chief Grasso), Judd Nelson (Agent Wilson), Jason London (Cale), Robert Carradine (Wexler), Lochlyn Munro (Loham), Alicia Willis (Mandy), Serah D'Laine (Carol), Edrick Browne (Marine Tony).
The Terror Experiment begins with some mild story preparation before the action takes over. Once the secret biological weapon is released things get a bit more interesting until we realize what we thought were zombies are actually just angry infected people that look like zombies. Ignoring the poor CGI, acting, and lack of plot we are free to cheer for the angry pseudo-zombies to launch a killing spree and put us all out of our misery.
Acting had slightly more life than the imitation zombies. C. Thomas Howell put forth his usual bland performance. Nelson was a bit better but didn't have enough of a role to actually be interesting. The remainder of the supporting cast was lackluster at best.
Camera work was unimaginative. Sets and backgrounds appeared to be mostly natural settings. CGI effects were ridiculously low budget. Physical effects were slightly better. Makeup and costuming was decent but not enough to save this one. Dialogue was corny and half-baked, while the soundtrack felt completely canned.
Overall The Terror Experiment is a bland, unimaginative attempt at a horror flick mislabeled as a zombie film. Poor technical work and low quality acting leave a lot to be desired with this one. Even genre fans are likely to be disappointed.
With a fair amount of violence this should be fine for teens and above.
The Terror Experiment is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 1 out of 5
copyright ©2012 Dave Riedel
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