PLAGUE TOWN (2008) Reviews and overview

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‘It’s in the blood.’

Plague Town is a 2008 American horror feature film directed by David Gregory (Blood and Flesh: The Reel Life and Ghastly Death of Al Adamson; Master of Dark Shadows) from a screenplay co-written with John Cregan.


While vacationing in the Irish countryside, a dysfunctional family encounters a village of deformed and homicidal residents. These residents are mostly children, mutant children. To whom death is all fun and games.


Cast and characters:

  • Josslyn DeCrosta – Molly Monohan
  • Erica Rhodes – Jessica Monohan
  • David Lombard – Jerry Monohan
  • Lindsay Goranson – Annette Rothman
  • James Warke – Robin
  • Catherine McMorrow – Agnes Brawney
  • Elizabeth Bove – Sheila
  • Michael Donaldson – Chap


After debuting on March 28, 2009, at the HorrorHound Weekend film festival, the film was released on DVD on May 12, 2009. In Germany, the film was released on September 25, 2009.


The film is the first own directed film from Dark Sky Films and was the fiction feature film debut for director David Gregory, who is better known as the head of Severin Films (and previously Blue Underground in the US and Exploited in the UK) and director of numerous DVD featurettes and full-length documentaries, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth, The Godfathers of Mondo and The Wicker Man Enigma.


“…one of those rare modern horror movies that manages to successfully evoke a 1970s vibe. The tone and feel of the movie make you feel like you’re watching something out of that era.” ESplatter

“Ups and downs in the pacing make the boring parts seem like an eternity and good parts seem like fleeting moments of brilliance. With a tighter script and a capable cast, Gregory would have had a movie that worked on the same merits of a Hammer film. The direction is often fantastic but the script and cast add a giant load of baggage to the overall experience.” Cinema Suicide


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