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      Infection: The Invasion Begins

      2010 1h 35m Sci-Fi Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 0% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Deke Evans (Bryan Brewer) returns to his hometown after serving a sentence for murder and discovers his peaceful home is the epicenter of a plague that turns people into flesh eating monsters. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I don't even know how this drivel was made - terrible dialogue, terrible acting and even worse "special effects" I guess if you had some mind bending substances it could be funny, or if you can't sleep you will when you start to watch! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This is the worst film I have ever watched in my life. Nothing is done competently in this cheap, terribly directed and produced snorefest. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow. That's really all I can say about this movie. What the hell is Lochlyn Monro doing in this piece of crap? He deserves much better. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A thoroughly crappy sci-fi horror that doesn't even deserve its name to mentioned here.... Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Poor script, poor acting and just poor! Don't bother wasting time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Infection (Howard Wexler, 2010) Wow, this movie is bad. Bad in a Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie with Even Worse CGI bad. Bad as in "what in the world were you thinking when you came up with this silliness?" bad. Alien invasion stupidity (a lot of reviewers have compared it to Cronenberg's Shivers, though I don't give Wexler credit for knowing that much film history; Slither is a much more recent analogue) with a really, really cheap-looking sci-fi frame set sixty years in the future. Plot: on September 9, 2009 (the day, we are told in the frame, that the "Modern Plague" began to decimate America-I have visions of computer viruses jumping from PCs to people, but no detail is given on what that is, exactly), a meteorite lands in a small town. It contains wormlike parasites looking for hosts, and immediately starts infecting anyone who comes near it. Meanwhile, Deke Evans (The Healer's Son's Bryan Brewer, who also wrote the script) has come back to town after doing ten years for murder. One of his old classmates, Bowen (Unforgiven's Lochlyn Munro), is now the country sheriff, and all he wants is Deke out of town on a rail. All Deke wants is to pick up his stuff from his mom's house (she doesn't want to see him, either), pick up his old girlfriend Sarah (Elizabethtown's Kelly Pendygraft), and find that rail. Problem is, he bumps into his mom, who has all kinds of venomous words for him, and Sarah is hanging out with another of Deke's old classmates, Billy (Stonerville's Brian Guest), the knuckle-dragging jock. Oh, and of course, there are a bunch of people roaming around the perimeter of town who have been infected by the alien parasite. And, of course, the only person who sees something is wrong is Deke... Hits every cliché in the book, and hits them hard, with a steel mallet. Acting is pretty awful given the quality of some of the cast (Kent Faulcon from American Beauty plays the deputy who Deke manages to convince there's something going on, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea's Terry Becker is Sarah's grandfather, Deke's mom is played by the wonderful character actress Marcia Moran), the effects are ludicrous, and if that sci-fi frame isn't some of the worst film you've seen in the last year, I'll eat my hat with mustard. * Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Deke Evans (Bryan Brewer) returns to his hometown after serving a sentence for murder and discovers his peaceful home is the epicenter of a plague that turns people into flesh eating monsters.
      Director
      Howard Wexler
      Producer
      Howard Wexler
      Screenwriter
      Bryan Brewer
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 35m
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