Exit Humanity is a kind of found footage zombie film set just after the American Civil War, in a time many, many years before the invention of the video camera. The found footage feel is tenuous at best, but delivered through the way the story unfolds through the narrated text of a journal, with the authors sketches coming to life in animation form to take segments of the story, it is however a good way to describe this low budget but extremely original entry into the zombie genre.
We follow the jotted notes of Edward Young, who after fighting in the Civil War goes home to find his wife taken by a curse that is sweeping the land, and with his son missing, he heads out in search of him, battling zombies along the way.
Exit Humanity in some ways echos the sentiment of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead in that it’s a zombie film that is more about the dangers of the living rather than the dead.
Nowhere is this more apparent than when Edward stumbles upon General Williams, a man whose own humanity is slipping from him as he does what ever it takes to try and find a cure for what he sees is a disease.
With a number of colourful characters and a few twists, Exit Humanity’s biggest flaw is that it shambles along just a tad to slow to keep most audiences engaged, but it’s certainly worth checking out for fans of the zombie genre.
R16 Contains Horror Scenes, Contains Violence.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read