A Wakefield Project (2019) reviews and overview

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‘They are done being dead’

A Wakefield Project is a 2019 Canadian-American science fiction horror feature film about a zombie outbreak in a small town.

Directed by L.A. Lopes from a screenplay written by Lindsay Seim (who also stars, Insidious: Chapter 2), the movie also stars Dennis Andres, Anthony Bewlz (Tooth Fairy) and Rob Archer.

Plot:

Eric (Anthony Bewlz) and Reese (Dennis Andres) invest in a property in the little town of Wakefield. Chloe (Lindsay Seim) a medium, who used to live in Wakefield returns to her roots to enlighten the new entrepreneurs on the history of the town. The property was originally owned by Nathan Cross (Rob Archer), whose post mortem crimes stain the entire town.

On a day when unprecedented solar flares target North America, Wakefield becomes the centre of a temporary shift in atmospheric energies. The living are horrified to see the dead walk among them. As they find themselves in the heart of this nightmare until dawn, they need to face history in the flesh and survive…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“A cautionary tale that history finds a way to repeat itself one way or another, and a prime example that friendship and light don’t always concur evil, A Wakefield Project is one of the better slasher type films to come out this year. Highly recommended.” Horror Society

A Wakefield Project tackles so many horror tropes and combines them in an intriguing and frenetic way, yet ultimately fails to bring anything new to the table, leaving the viewer baffled and with a weary feeling akin to a caffeine crash. As Reese astutely declares in what may be the most self-aware statement in the entire movie: “the energy is all wrong”.” Nightmarish Conjurings

“There’s the core of a good film in A Wakefield Project. But it’s lost in a confusing script that never really explains anything […] The whole solar flares thing is a change from the usual cutting yourself over the killer’s hidden grave or mockingly reading an ancient spell. But exactly who it affects and how aren’t clear.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

  • Lindsay Seim … Chloe
  • Dennis Andres … Reese
  • Anthony Bewlz … Eric
  • Rob Archer … Nathan Cross
  • Dan Yeager … Albert Cross
  • Pedro Miguel Arce … Miguel
  • Eileen Dietz … Sheryl
  • Brie Sutherland … Nikki
  • Avery Esteves … Son
  • Patrick Walker … Chris
  • Giselle Alarcon … Homeless Girl
  • Robert Porta … Reporter
  • Gina Garcia … Neighbor
  • Shane Link … Anchorman
  • Peter Mazzucco … Field Reporter

Production companies:

  • Ladywood Productions
  • Six Feet Under Films
  • Toto Films

Technical details:

88 minutes
Aspect ratio: 16: 9

Release:

A Wakefield Project premiered at the Horror on Sea Film Festival in Essex, England, on 11th January 2019.

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