Carriers trailer online
The first thirty-seven seconds of this trailer for the film Carriers looks like it could be a very low-budget film, using stock footage and simple animations to show the spread of a virus across the world. Then it turns.
First it becomes a strong looking paranoid survival film, looking similarly like the BBC remake show The Survivors, and then it starts to hint at a zombie film, except that never really plays out. Carriers is puzzling and I'm not really sure which way it's going to go as yet.
The blurb for Carriers tells us that the film sees four friends fleeing from a viral pandemic which they soon learn is more dangerous than any virus that man has seen before - that bit is probably the zombie part.
That disappoints me a little when watching the trailer because I was thinking that this could be like a film version of survivors, something a bit more intelligent and based on reality, and the fear and uncertainty is all based around people and their reactions to each other.
Then the zombies appear, and I'm concerned that it falls into the same old zombie territory, I hope not.
The film was made in 2007 and received a limited release in the US, perhaps this trailer is just a throwback to then or maybe there's a DVD release due, or maybe a cinema release. Why so late? Well maybe one of the stars is the reason, for he's just making it huge this year in Star Trek.
While I caught the trailer on DailyMotion, Quiet Earth contains a more extensive blurb than elsewhere, and it gives some more hope that it'll be more about humans and their psychology than straight zombies.
"A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back roads of the American West to the pounding beat of a vacation soundtrack. Their aim is to retreat to secluded utopian beach in the Gulf of Mexico, where they could peacefully wait out the pandemic and survive the apocalyptic disease. CARRIERS follow their getaway through a surreal and dangerous world where laws and rules no longer apply. Their plans take a grim turn when their car breaks down on an isolated road starting a chain of events that will seal the fate of each of them in an inexorable and horrifying voyage of hell through a western landscape populated by only the hideous dead or the twisted living. Their desperate retreat south turns into a deadly battle against infected children, homicidal doctors, crazed survivalists, rabid dogs, and, finally each other. The virus is the least of their problems as horrible choices must be made in the face of lost humanity."
How that reads really well, here's the trailer for Carriers: