Horror - Development 2015

When a prison riot unleashes the cannibalistic spawn of a medical experiment, a young pregnant visitor must join forces with prisoners in order to survive.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Horror
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrew BEATTIE
    • Writer(s)
    • Kathryn BURNETT
    • Producer(s)
    • Leanne SAUNDERS (Severe Pictures), Sue THOMPSON (Colonial Mongrel Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Belinda, a tough pregnant woman seeks out her brother said to be confined at Cravenmoor Prison located on a remote island. Upon approach to the island Belinda wonders whether this is the best or craziest thing she’s ever done, never the less, it’s too late to back out now.
      Inside Cravenmoor, convicted murderer Will learns he’s likely to get parole within 18 months, he plans to keep his nose clean. But his psychotic nemesis Floyd attacks him, Will kills him. It sparks a riot and Cravenmoor goes into lockdown with pregnant Belinda trapped inside.
      The prisoners and guards killed during the riot have come back to life. These are no shambling zombies - they’re strong, fast, violent and hungry. Determined to get out, Belinda has no choice but to join forces with Will, Sonny, one of Floyd’s boys and Clare, the optimistic prison therapist. To make matters worse it’s Christmas Eve, the phone lines are dead, and the Undead are prowling the dark corridors in growing numbers.
      This unlikely group of allies argue about how to get out but the infighting dissipates when they finally see the Undead are gorging themselves uncontrollably on the blood of live inmates and guards, and that Floyd is their leader. Confused and panicking, the survivors know they must formulate an escape plan. But escaping becomes the least of their problems when they discover the reason the dead are coming to life - the Prison Doctor has been running anti-aging drug trials on death row prisoners and has inadvertently stumbled on ‘the fountain of youth’. But the drug is produced by the adrenal gland,is highly addictive, and the dead are hungry for more…
    • Partners & financing
    • NZ 40% financing attached. Looking for possible co-production partner and financing. Film set in Asia.