Edge of Extinction (2017) reviews and overview


Edge of Extinction is a 2017 British science-fiction post-apocalypse horror feature film about a young man who comes into contact with other survivors.

Written and directed by Andrew Gilbert (Infected aka The Dead Inside), the movie stars Luke Hobson, Georgie Smibert, Chris Kaye and Bryn Hodgen.


Fifteen years after a global apocalypse, mankind is on the verge of extinction. Civilisation no longer exists, food is scarce and most eke out a living by stealing and killing.

One young man clings onto life in the desolate British countryside, where staying away from others has been key to his survival. But this self-imposed isolation comes to an abrupt end when he crosses paths with another group of survivors and faces an enemy far more savage than any of them could imagine…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Nasty, brutish and, well, 141 minutes long, this impressive second feature from the team behind The Dead Inside is a bleakly nihilist, bloodily violent post-apocalyptic tale where no character has any real moral integrity […] a sort of miserabilist British Mad Max.” British Horror Revival


Edge of Extinction will be released by Lightbulb Film Distribution with a digital release on May 18th 2020 and a DVD release in July.

Main cast and characters:

  • Luke Hobson … The Boy
  • Georgie Smibert … The Girl
  • Chris Kaye … The Man
  • Bryn Hodgen … The Chief
  • Nicholas Chambers … The Husband
  • Susan Lee Burton … The Wife
  • Neil Summerville … The Overseer
  • Richard Summers-Calvert … Pack Leader
  • Rudy Barrow … Road Rat
  • Eve Kathryn Oliver … Chloe

Filming locations:

Bedfordshire and Buckingham, England

Original title:

The Brink

Thanks to MJ Simpson of the British Horror Revival blog – and author of new book 21st Century British Horror Films, Volume 1: 
Dog Soldiers and Doghouses – for info relating to when this movie was shot. And where. Buy his book here


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