The Colony

Rated NR 95 min. 2013

A sci-fi movie of the week somehow ends up at your local cinema in the embarrassing Canadian horror film, The Colony. In a future where artificial weather has blocked out the sun, blanketing the planet in constant snowfall, a small group of survivors huddle together in an isolated bunker. Once a neighbouring colony goes radio silent, a team treks through the blizzard to check on their comrades and finds instead a savage pack of murderous cannibals. Laurence Fishburne didn't get enough money to add what sprinkling of professionalism he does in a small role as the colony's leader. Star Kevin Zegers looks pretty, but is laughable when attempting intensity. Writer/director Jeff Renfroe wastes a great location shooting in an abandoned NORAD bunker. Like too many films, The Colony seems to think it has a right to exist in spite of having diddly squat to offer. —Jacob Boon

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Official Site: www.facebook.com/thecolonymovie

Director: Jeff Renfroe

Writer: Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trottier and Jeff Renfro

Producer: Paul Barkin, Matthew Cervi, Marie-Claude Poulin and Pierre Evan

Cast: Laurence Fishburn, Kevin Zegers, Bill Paxton, Charlotte Sullivan, John Tench, Atticus Dean Mitchell, Romano Orzari, Lucius Hoyos, Dru Viergever and Kimberly-Sue Murray

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