Nine desperate survivors of a nuclear holocaust must decide whether to die in their shelter or face the unknown terrors of the outside world. They have to wait for news from the government while fending off hunger, radiation sickness, and a horde of frightened and dying refugees.
Actors Of "Aftermath (2012)"
6 February 1915, Kosarzyska, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Kosarzyska, Piwniczna-Zdrój, Malopolskie, Poland]
Creators of "Aftermath (2012)"
Director of "Aftermath (2012)"
Critics Of "Aftermath (2012)"
Eye for Film
July 17, 2014 Aftermath's strongest sequence is its opening, as the crisis unfolds and everybody speeds to shelter. The breakneck pace of this does a good job of building up adrenaline and crating a sense of high drama that lingers even when the story slows down.Read in Source
Mark Leeper's Reviews
July 20, 2014 It is clear there is only one realistic place that this film can be going.Read in Source
July 17, 2014 Awash in exposition-heavy dialogue, punctuated by the occasional Wizard Of Oz reference, the film provides no meaningful background on its characters, and even less drama.Read in Source
July 21, 2014 An often tedious but clammily atmospheric end-of-the-world thriller set in the wake of a nuclear holocaust.Read in Source
Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2014 Though they won't win any prizes for originality, writer Christian McDonald and director Peter Engert have fashioned a fairly involving, slow boil of a thriller that's as eerie as it is grim.Read in Source
New York Times
July 17, 2014 Essentially, we're watching dead people refuse to lie down, yet the acting isn't terrible, and Scott Winig's photography is satisfyingly bleak and grimy.Read in Source
July 18, 2014 There's a compelling idea at work here, as well as an admirable willingness to explore the darkest reaches of that idea. Those things are, however, continually undone by a misguided script and weak direction.Read in Source
July 18, 2014 This is the story, understand, of a group of people taking shelter in a basement following a nuclear holocaust. It's pretty clear right from the start that all or most of them will die. Good times.Read in Source
October 09, 2014 The shocks, and the repressed wickedness, as in all well-done horror films, build slowly, then reach a crescendo that is hard to bear and harder to shake off.Read in Source
July 18, 2014 There's very little that actually thrills in this well-constructed, if underwhelming film that works best as a how-to vid for nuclear war-minded DIYers.Read in Source
Film Journal International
July 17, 2014 ...in practical terms Aftermath is likely to disappoint viewers expecting a fun action movie with monsters.Read in Source
August 27, 2014 No one will be anointing "Aftermath" a feel-good triumph anytime soon, but there are flashes of unanticipated sensitivity and disquieting inspiration that cannot be denied.Read in Source
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Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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