The promise of a new horror movie from Juan Carlos Fresnadillo — he
made the possibly superior sequel 28 WEEKS LATER — goes unfulfilled
in this bilingual, dual plotline bore. The international financing,
the international cast, the lone star familiar to American audiences
(and a Brit at that, Clive Owen) — it has all the excitement of a
business deal. The twin stories play out in different countries but
come together at the end in some kind of an it’s-all-in-his-head-isn’t-
it? psychodramatic way that I didn’t fully understand, because my mind
kept drifting off in the long slogs between (phony) scares. 15-year-
old Ella Purnell is an actress to watch, but that’s about it. — Jeff

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