The movie was directed by Flavio Pedota from a screenplay co-written with Yeimar Cabral. The Luz Creativa-Desenlace Films production stars Rubén Guevara, Leonidas Urbina, Magdiel González and Genna Chanelle Hayes.
In Caracas, a Russian under the influence of the Krokodil drug is infected with a rabies virus and unleashes an epidemic of flesh-eaters. Amid all this, a doctor embarks on a hostile journey in a destroyed Venezuela to save his son from infection…
“It’s a dynamically paced, good-looking low budget movie, less interested in splashy gore than it is a frenetic portrait of civilisation falling apart. The cast is strong, with Guevara a charismatic, sympathetic audience surrogate: he also has the most beautiful eyes in contemporary infection cinema. The subtext of life in 21st century Venezuela is plain to see.” Horror Screams Video Vault
“The film’s final scenes, showing an exodus of Venezuelans in search of a better life across the border, intercuts fake vox pops about the stigma of Venezuela’s disease with real footage of migrants marching en masse. This further serves to break down any distinction between art and life. For in this feature film infected with reality, the ravages of ideology are the true plague.” Projected Figures
“This is a very comfortable zombie movie. It may not push any envelopes or blaze any new trails, but it’s decent and entertaining. Add in the well-shot scenes of modern-day Venezuela and you’ve got a zombie-filled historical record showing how the current unrest has affected the cities of that nation.” The Scariest Things
Infection has been shown at various festivals worldwide such as the Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Florida. A North American release by Dark Sky Films is planned.
In the UK, Infection is released on DVD by Danse Macabre on October 18, 2021.
Cast and characters:
Rubén Guevara … Adam Vargas
Leonidas Urbina … Johnny
Magdiel González … Luis
Genna Chanelle Hayes … Lucy Blake
Isabel Bertelsen … Ana
Yon Henao Calderón … Junkie
Luca de Lima … Miguel
Anibal Grunn … Angel
Johanna Juliethe … Blanca
Markian Kazandjian … Dimitri
Ronnie Nordenflycht … Carlos Nieves
Patricia Pacheco … Lider anárquica
Francis Rueda … Tina