Release date: 23 September
Director: Colm McCarthy
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
The near future. Humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”.
At an army base in rural England, a small group of unique children, who seem to be immune to the zombie pathogen, are being subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr Caldwell.
The children attend school lessons daily, guarded by the ever-watchful Sergeant Parks. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out from the rest. Melanie is special. She excels in the classroom, is inquisitive, imaginative, and loves her favourite teacher Miss Justineau.
When the base falls, Melanie escapes along with Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks, and Dr Caldwell. Against the backdrop of a blighted Britain, Melanie must discover what she is and ultimately decide both her own future and that of the human race.