The Horde (2009)
(aka. La Horde)
Directors: Yannick Dahan
and Benjamin Rocher
4.5 / 5 zedheads
Ever since Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been routinely used as narrative and thematic devices to highlight humanity's predisposition toward inhumanity. Not only are zombies grotesque caricatures of the human condition, but the threat they pose brings out our most self-destructive tendencies: selfishness, violence, corruption, sexism, and racism. While the zombies in the French film The Horde are certainly bloodier, faster, and more feral than those in Romero's Night of the Living Dead, The Horde successfully delivers a fast-paced and action-packed zombie thriller while staying true to Night's spirit: a bleak look at petty humanity in times of social collapse.
|A dental hygienist's nightmare|
|This is what it looks like when zombies go to the petting zoo.|
|"Are you ready to rock? I said, ARE YOU READY TO ROCK!"|
|Although she speaks French, that look clearly says, "I mean business."|
If we abandon our humanity, then what's left of us but ceaselessly gnashing maw of the horde?