Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)

Johannes Roberts directs Kaya Scodelario, Neal McDonough and Donal Logue in this prequel / reboot to the horror video game adaptation series where a town is taken over by infected monstrosities.

Move over Silent Hill – the best videogame adaptation of all time has arrived. That still is quite faint praise. This prequel certainly isn’t original or often more than competent. There’s some terrible CGI, stringy acting and a meh finale. Yet in the main this apes Carpenter / Cameron / Romero better than most. In fact if you imagined a bastard mix of Assault on Precinct 13 and The Crazies you are pretty much there. Some of the creature design is fantastic, especially the “good monster.” I’d definitely rewatch it if I was channel surfing through telly options late at night. It hits the above average zombie shoot-out standards of say 28 Weeks Later or Overlord. Fun…solid… undemanding… And with some pleasingly macabre bursts.

7

Perfect Double Bill: 30 Days of Night (2007)

Check out my wife Natalie’s Point Horror blog https://cornsyrup.co.uk

We also do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here https://letterboxd.com/bobbycarroll/list/the-worst-movies-we-own-podcast-ranking-and/

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