Although this movie is marketed as Clive Barker’s The Plague, I doubt that Clive was significantly involved. I guess he sat down one day and wrote a short story that was supposed to be developed by the director and the rest of the crew (according to producers they wrote the story themselves and the company that published this mistitled it). This explains the basic quality and poetic beauty of the story and the lack of quality in the actual movie. We can only hope that this script gets picked up by some major studio and developed into something with more quality. James Van Der Beek after phenomenal Rules of Attraction starred in this movie, trying to prove himself as an actor (much like Joseph Gordon-Levitt from 3rd Rock from the Sun) and he is almost the only one, besides Ivana Milicevic who actually acted well here. Also much of the movie remains unexplained…

One day all the children in the world that are 9 years and younger fall into a strange come. Doctors and scientist cannot explain this phenomenon nor the tremors that occur periodically (I guess this explains why are they so fit after many years in vegetative state). They are placed in schools that serve no purpose, and those shots in the beginning of the movie are truly creepy and frightening.  In the center of this drama is Tom Russel who returns from prison in his hometown to his brother’s home who is nursing his comatose son. But after ten years from the initial “infection”, things are about to change…

Director: Hal Masonberg

Cast: James Van Der Beek, Ivana Milicevic, Brad Hunt, Joshua Close, Dee Wallace

Fun Facts: Loosely based on Biblical prophecies

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479125/

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