The Horde

February 10th, 2010


The Horde

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An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.9/10 (6,039 voted)

Director: Yannick Dahan

Stars: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney

A posse of crooked cops, malevolent gangsters and a horde of walking dead are the centre point of this gruesome, tight, action packed, claustrophobic tale of retribution and escape. Penned like animals, on the top floor of a deserted high-rise block, these two opposing gangs find that they are not alone in the lair of bloodthirsty corridors of death. Joining forces to survive, they must reach ground level together or perish. Loaded with a bad ass attitude, guns, axes and extremely creative hand-to-hand combat sequences that project the fears and paranoia that are the fighting forces behind the need to survive, when caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Writers: Arnaud Bordas, Yannick Dahan

Claude Perron - Aurore
Jean-Pierre Martins - Ouessem
Eriq Ebouaney - Adewale
Aurélien Recoing - Jimenez
Doudou Masta - Bola
Antoine Oppenheim - Tony
Jo Prestia - Greco
Yves Pignot - René
Adam Pengsawang - Le Tchèque
Sébastien Peres - Seb
Laurent Demianoff - Kim
Alain Figlarz - Le concierge
Stéphane Orsolani - Guetteur
Ali Karamoko - Ali
Maud Heywang - Quadra


Official Website: Le Pacte [France] | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 10 February 2010

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Did You Know?

Shown as the closing film at Leeds International Film Festival's "Day Of The Dead" horror film marathon on 7th November, 2009.

Revealing mistakes: After one of the cops was executed by a gangster you can see him still breathing in a later shot.

User Review

Insanely Gore and Violent

Rating: 6/10

When detective Mathias Rivoallan is found murdered by the gang led by the Nigerian Markudi (Eriq Ebouaney), detectives Jimenez (Aurélien Recoing), Aurore (Claude Perron), Ouessem (Jean-Pierre Martins) and Tony (Antoine Oppenheim) decide to revenge the death of his friend. The vigilantes plot bloodshed, executing Markudi, his brother Bola (Doudou Masta) and the other gangsters in the abandoned building where they are gathered. However, things go wrong when the watchman arrives and the violent gang subdues the quartet and tortures them. Meanwhile, the lookouts of the gang hear explosions, sirens and the weird sound of rabble. Sooner the survivors discover that the building is under siege of a horde of walking dead and the hungered zombies want to eat them. Ouesseem and Aurore team up with Markudi, Bola, Grego (Jo Prestia) and the veteran René (Yves Pignot) and together they have to fight against the zombies trying to find an exit from the building.

"La Horde" is an insanely gore and violent French horror film. The gore recalls "Braindead", but without the black humor of the trash cult movie of Peter Jackson. The plot is full of action, but none of the characters is likable. The origin of the walking dead is not developed and has only a minor explanation on television that mentions an epidemic. On the contrary of George Romero's slow zombies, in this flick they run like hell. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Legião do Mal" ("Legion of the Evil")


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