Movie Summary: A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back roads of the American West to the pounding beat of a vacation soundtrack. Their aim is to retreat to secluded Utopian beach in the Gulf of Mexico, where they could peacefully wait out the pandemic and survive the apocalyptic disease.
CARRIERS follow their getaway through a surreal and dangerous world where laws and rules no longer apply. Their plans takes a grim turn when their car breaks down on an isolated road starting a chain of events that will seal the fate of each of them in an inexorable and horrifying voyage of hell through a western landscape populated by only the hideous dead or the twisted living.
Their desperate retreat south turns into a deadly battle against infected children, homicidal doctors, crazed survivalists, rabid dogs, and, finally each other. The virus is the least of their problems as horrible choices must be made in the face of lost humanity.
What really struck me about this movie were the issues that came up during the story. I don’t want to give anything away – but frequently on survival blogs and in forums the question of what will you do when “Uncle Bob” comes knocking after TSHTF. Well, in this movie similar situations where that very question is asked – and must be answered.
Gets you thinking.
There is a decent amount of profanity as well as some blood and guts. Carriers is available as an Instant Watch on Netflix and is also very cheap on Amazon.