On a scorching day in Manhattan, the denizens of a tumbledown tenement on Mulberry Street grouse about the heat, but as night falls, they find themselves battling a horde of mutants turning powerless New Yorkers into a bloodthirsty new species.
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Despite likeable characters and commentary on post-9/11 fears amid a working class ethos, it loses focus in the 2nd act, as it shifts from being character driven into heavy action. As unlike Romero's classic zombie films, the characters don't always develop more with the action, they just die. The finale-- a twist on Romero-- shows-but-doesn't-tell the reason behind Damici's fate VIA his strong acting. Good scene.