Zombie Night 2: Awakening

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Zombie Night
Zombie Night 2.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed by David J. Francis
Produced by
  • David J. Francis
  • Mike Masters
Written by Mike Masters
Starring
  • Sharon DeWitt
  • Kari Grace
  • Dan Rooney
Music by Roman Zebik
Cinematography Robert Scarborough
Edited by Chris Bellio
Distributed by Last Call Productions
Release date
  • 28 October 2006 (2006-10-28)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Zombie Night 2: Awakening is a 2006 Canadian horror film directed by David J. Francis. It is a conceptual sequel to Zombie Night. It was followed in 2008 by Reel Zombies.

Plot[edit]

Mosquitoes spread a zombie plague, and humanity is devastated. Denied shelter with a heavily armed group of survivors, Keith and Shelley attempt to clear out a marina and use it to escape to a better location. Amid attacks by nocturnal zombies, the previous group begin to raid them for supplies.

Cast[edit]

  • Steve Curtis as Keith
  • Sharon DeWitt as Shelley
  • Dan Rooney as Basil
  • Maria Ibey as Candace
  • Kari Grace as Crystal
  • Johnny Paris as Derek
  • Bob Hillhouse as Pascal
  • Nick Smith as Saul
  • Lise Moule as Crazy
  • Sarah-Jean Villa as Vikki
  • Mark Parr as Logan
  • Dana McArdle as Eli
  • Jessica Pickles as Hailey
  • Tony Watt as Jay
  • David J. Francis as Father
  • Ryan Gallant as Zombie
  • John Bell as Andrew
  • Corey Clarke as James & Groom Zombie

Production[edit]

It was filmed to the turn of the year in Deseronto, Ontario.[1] The budget was under $100,000.[2]

Reception[edit]

Susan Walker of The Toronto Star rated it 1.5/4 stars and wrote that it "might be enough to satisfy a loyal fan base" but is not a good film.[3] Ulises Silva of Quiet Earth rated it 4.5/10 stars and called it "a suspense-less, ineffective zombie film" that could have benefited from a higher budget.[4] Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2, academic Peter Dendle said, "There are at least a few interesting touches in the zombie conceptualizations here, unlike the depressing and tedious vision in the first feature."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dendle, Peter (2012). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000–2010. McFarland & Company. pp. 28–29. ISBN 978-0-7864-6163-9. 
  2. ^ "Interview with David Francis, writer/director of "Awakening"". deadharvey.blogspot.com. 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  3. ^ Walker, Susan (2006-10-27). "Zombie Night 2". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 2015-02-26 – via Rotten Tomatoes. 
  4. ^ Silva, Ulises (2008-02-05). "Review of Awakening: Zombie Night 2". Quiet Earth. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 

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