Directed by another Hollywood brother team, Michael and Peter Spierig, I got the feeling they watched Zombieland and the last Rambo movie a bunch of times before they shot this. I’m still unsure of whether they were attempting true horror or just going for the gross-out. Tons of “gotcha” moments where a bat flies by or something jumps out at you. So many, in fact, that by the ending bat fly-by with shriek, I didn’t even jump.
The makeup and creature VFX was done by Weta Workshop and was excellent but the post compositing of some of the outdoors shots and explosions by Postmodern in Sydney, AU looked pretty bad.
So unless you’re looking for in-your-face spatter on the big screen, you can probably wait for the DVD.