The title might sound like just another inspiring true story but The Girl with All the Gifts is actually an intelligent, full-blooded zombie apocalypse thriller.
A fungal infection is the culprit (shades of The Last of Us), hijacking human brains and turning its hosts into carnivorous “hungries”. The girl of the title is Melanie (terrific newcomer Sennia Nanua), who has managed to hold on to her humanity but still requires a Hannibal Lecter mask when in company. Glenn Close is the frosty scientist who sees Melanie as a potential cure and is itching to dissect her, Gemma Arterton plays her sympathic teacher/protector, and Paddy Considine is the military man upon whom their survival depends.
It’s been a good year for zombie movies and this Girl ranks alongside Train to Busan as a highlight of the genre.
Release Date: 6 December 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper
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