Devil's Playground (2010 film)
|Directed by||Mark McQueen|
|Produced by||Freddie Hutton-Mills
|Written by||Bart Ruspoli|
|Music by||James Edward Barker|
|Edited by||Rob Hall|
|Black & Blue Films
|Distributed by||E1 Entertainment|
|Running time||92 minutes|
Devil's Playground is a British horror film directed by Mark McQueen and starring Craig Fairbrass. Intandem Films has the worldwide rights to the film, which was produced by Freddie Hutton-Mills, Bart Ruspoli and Jonathan Sothcott.
After the final stage of human testing goes horribly awry, the test subjects of the fictional pharmaceutical company N-Gen become violently ill. As the side effects worsen, the test subjects become increasingly violent until they are little but marauding beasts. Worse yet, their bites are infectious and in short order London is overrun with hordes of bloodthirsty monsters. Cole, a mercenary for N-Gen and a hardened killer, is searching for Angela Mills, the only hope of a cure for this plague which threatens the globe. As the only test subject that did not suffer side effects, her immunity holds the key to preventing a world wide apocalypse. Cole's mission is complicated by chaos, continual attacks by the infected, and the virus slowly overtaking Cole's body.
- Danny Dyer as Joe
- Craig Fairbrass as Cole
- MyAnna Buring as Angela
- Jaime Murray as Lavinia
- Shane Taylor as Geoffrey
- Bart Ruspoli as Matt Mills
- Craig Conway as Steve
- Lisa McAllister as Kate
- Alistair Petrie as Andy Billing
Leslie Felperin of Variety called it "unoriginal but watchable". Mark L. Miller of AICN wrote that it is "heavy on action and surprisingly textured when it comes to story." William Bibbiani of Crave Online called it a forgettable and "completely nondescript" knock-off of 28 Days Later. Kayley Viteo criticized the rapid shifts in tone and called it a caricature of 28 Days Later. Peter Dendle wrote that the film is "largely familiar, but the execution is competent and convincing".
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