Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Plague, Don't Marry a Wuss

Australians have a way of slipping in some weird social commentary in their horror.  So, in a tale where a plague spreads through kangaroo land, and survivors must battle the infected...and each other, this horror story from Down Under implores young women to choose their spouse carefully. So to you young women out there....DON'T MARRY A WUSS!  Hence, 2015's "Plague."
A plague has hit, turning most of mankind into homicidal lunatics (a la "28 Days Later").  Evie (Tegan Crowley) is holed up in a shack deep in the Australian country, with about five companions.  Evie wants to stay as she believes her husband will find them.  The others want to leave, as there is no way Evie's husband could have survived.  After some carnage and infighting, Evie stays and her companions go....they won't get far.  Miracle...her husband, John (Scott Marcus) arrives.  He is a dweeb (wuss).  A social science type professor, completely ill-equipped to handle an apocalypse.  That is most unfortunate because a real man arrives, Charlie ( Steven Jianai).  Yep...John has asthma attacks...Charlie has a truck.  John cries...Charlie hunts. John complains...Charlie gets things done.
One small problem...Charlie is a psycho.  When John has a near fatal asthma attack, he demands Evie give him sex in exchange for him going to town to look for medicine.  Oh yes...don't even ask what Charlie is carrying around in the back of his truck.  As Charlie gets more aggressive and rapes Evie, John just whimpers and cries.  But wait!  There is hope. Jet fighters are seen in the sky...might there be a safe zone?  Before that can be realized, Charlie believes Evie is his and figures on getting rid of John.  Will John man up and fight for his woman?  
I won't spoil the ending, but let us just say that this is a pretty average film until the final five minutes...then...well, you'll see.  Whatever the themes of the apocalypse, what we learn from this film is that women do not want wusses in their men. In an age where most men seem to be less than heroic, here comes a warning from an Australian horror film.  Kudos to directors Nick Kozakis and Kosta Ouzas for giving us something a little bit different.  Available on Netflix.


  1. Great blog, Mr, Zisi! Being a fan of scary movies myself I was intriguied to read what you've been writing. I sent you a message to your email address at fbiacademy dot edu. Please check when you have time, it would be great to hear from you. I'm not sure if you still use that address, maybe you could comment back here regarding how I could contact you. Thank you.

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  3. Thank you! Sent you a letter there.