Doomsday (w/ director Neil Marshall in person!)

Director Neil Marshall made his bones in the horror genre, so when he veered off on a different path, genre-wise, with 2008′s Doomsday, he brought his sensibility for violence and gore along for the ride. The resulting film is a thrilling mash-up of The Road Warrior, Escape From New York, with a little bit of 28 Days Later and even Excalibur—so to call it unhinged in the best possible way is something of an understatement. Rhona Mitra is at the center of the proceedings as a badass sent into walled off Scotland—now an apocalyptic war zone—to find the cure for a world-decimating virus. Marshall cranks up the action and never lets up, pitting Mitra’s Eden Sinclair against cannibalistic punks, medieval knights, and even a crazy Malcolm McDowell, as the scientist who reportedly holds the key to save humanity. This is a film that failed to find its audience upon release, but deserves a re-evaluation in a post Mad Max: Fury Road world—and there’s no better way to do that then with a theater full of rabid, flesh-hungry punks. Plus, the man himself, Neil Marshall!

Dir. Neil Marshall, 2008, 35mm, 105 min.

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer!