In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.
Filming for the movie was also shot at RAF Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire. In the book the actual location is an RAF base in Bedfordshire. To make these scenes more authentic to the book an actual real family from the book location was cast to play a family of infected 'Hungries'. Actors and Special Action Artists Pete Buzzsaw Holland, Tina Holland and their son Zak Holland were cast to work side by side with the stunt team in scenes along with the main cast. Over the duration of the location shoot the Holland's became affectionately referred to as 'The Hungry Family' by their fellow supporting artists and it has now become a title that has stuck and 'The Hungry Family' are proud to be known by. See more »
Several times during the film, a character "cocks" a handgun before firing it. Since the group are carrying Glock pistols, which have no hammers (they are striker-fired) there's no need , nor ability, to cock them. See more »
I've been looking forward to watching this movie and it didn't disappoint! I am a big horror/thriller/drama fan, and I do love zombie movies, and this was a completely new variation that focused more on the human story, which I also love, but the story behind it all is unlike other films I've seen. I'd say this is more of a drama with thriller/horror aspects mainly due to the situation the characters are in, and I'd encourage everyone to give it a watch! The acting is great, the story is unique and interesting and It was not predictable at all. I haven't read the book but I'm going to do so next. I really enjoyed this movie!
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