This movie really has bite!
Borrowing heavily from Romero's classic ' day of the dead ' and indeed, more modern fare like ' 28 days/weeks later ', it grips you by the throat and takes you on a two hour terror-tour of an apocalyptic nightmare! it truly feels like a companion piece to ' 28 days later ' and could very well have been occuring as Cillian Murphy slept, blissfully unaware, in his coma!
The fact that several scenes are lifted directly from other genre movies ( Patrick, the excellent Andy Nyman, torn to shreds by the infected hordes, continues to shout abuse as he is dissembowelled is an almost exact replica of a similar fate endured by Joe Pilato in Romero's ' day of the dead ' ) does not detract from the movie at all. it is quite obviously homage from a fan, as oppose to any kind of plagerism and it is to the directors credit that it always feels fresh and fast-paced!
great performances from all actors ( including DEVILina McCall ) but special mention to Andy Nyman who in my opinion, is the true star of this piece!
horror, humour and an (un)healthy dose of social satire!
well done Charlie Brooker!