The Horde) – aka La Horde – is a 2009 French horror feature film directed by Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher. The movie stars Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney and Aurélien Recoing.
A group of Paris policemen embark on a mission of vengeance after one of their colleagues dies by the hands of a notorious drug dealer holed up inside a building. They storm the social housing complex with the intent of taking him down, in the heart of a derelict and corrupt Paris neighbourhood.
The operation is a failure, and the team is captured. But suddenly, both sides find themselves confronted by a quite different opponent as a zombie apocalypse breaks out, cops and criminals will have to forge an uneasy alliance to survive the undead…
” …La Horde is an entertaining action horror film with thrills, chills, and gut munching that will whet the appetites of anyone looking for a good time. While it’s no masterpiece, it’s filled with tension and terror and a solid execution that will keep it on the good side of zombie enthusiasts all the way through.” Felix Vasquez, Cinema Crazed
“The gore and gunfire are plentiful, if only there was something resembling a story, or even remotely engaging characters. Feasible dialog would have been nice, too. However, some fans will eat this movie up for the very same reasons I couldn’t keep it down.” Brian Bankston, Cool Ass Cinema
” …there is one scene where Yves Pignot and the criminals have a female zombie squirming on the floor and hold a severed head up and make her kiss it, which does go some of the way towards the metaphor of who is more monstrous – the zombies or the humans mindlessly slaughtering them – that play out in some of the George Romero zombie films.” Richard Scheib, Moria
” …unfortunately a lot of it is obviously CGI blood. The zombies are hyper-violent, and sometimes the fights are hand-to-hand, resulting in brutal, gory and endless violence bashing up zombies with anything available in desperate attempts to get the rabid undead to stay down. But it’s all macho action and as brainless as it gets.” The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre