The Horde review

A dead-on action thriller

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Action films are full of soon-to - be-dead saps, so why not go one further and make them zombies?

French directors Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher have done just that, combining man-flick machismo with splattery excess.

It’s rogue cops versus gangsters in a Parisian slum until an onslaught of sprinting stiffs force both sides to work together.

As these inglourious bastards slash and shoot everything that moves, there’s no let up in pace, tension or volume.

Subtlety is admittedly the very first casualty, but when the claret’s flying with such élan, who gives a merde?

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Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.