When the military attempts to recover an orbiting satellite they unknowingly unleash a strange space germ on a small remote town. They quickly find the germ turns humans into ravenous cannibals. Trapped in the town, Deputy Max Brody and his girlfriend Brooke struggle to escape the infected townsfolk.
Marguerite Sundberg (Brooke), Michael Flores (Max), Mark Chiappone (Stu), Beth Pratt (Karen), Zoe Miller (Steph), Bernard Clark (Davidson), Jody Pucello (Cooper), Alyssa Coan (Krissy), Vanessa Smith (Kim).
Germ begins by showing us what will happen later in the film. From there we get some mild character development and somewhat extensive plot setup. From there the film turns into a strange love story with some horror used as a crutch to keep things interesting. Sadly, neither translated well and the film felt lethargic and rough most of the time.
Acting was sadly lacking in this one. The cast felt largely inexperienced and lacking authenticity, leaving a big energy gap in the film.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were modest but okay. Effects were rough with overdone as well as underdone scenes. Dialogue was lacking depth and didn’t do much to generate interest. Sound and soundtrack were okay.
Overall Germ Z is at best a B-Horror movie that wanted to be more and didn’t make it. Lacking in technical quality and acting, what should be an edge-of-your-seat horror flick is instead a mutated love story that is barely interesting. Die hard zombie fans may like this but everyone else will probably do better to find something else.
With violence, gore, sexuality, and some foul language save this for teens and above.
Star rating: 1 out of 5
Genre: Horror Movies, B-Horror Movies, Slasher and Serial Killer Movies, Zombie Horror Movies
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