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Director:  Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke
Year Released:  2017
Rating:  0.5

Perpetually hungry zombies are scrambling around the Land of Vegemite, and when the parents of a small child, Andy (Martin Freeman) and Kay (Susie Porter) get infected (Kay gets it first), Andy must ensure the survival of his only offspring. The Undead Genre has been getting a lot of attention over the past few years, and I regret to say this presents nothing new: there's almost zero context or background information about what caused the outbreak and a baby is used as a plot device for easy sympathy points. Freeman does what he can, but there isn't much to work off of ... but The Outback, the way it's photographed here, sure looks barren and ominous.

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