Two young couples are heading for what looks and sounds like a weekend of fun in the sun at a beach resort. They have food, drinks, surfboards, extra cans of gas...and hospital masks.
You don't get the impression that this is an apocalyptic film, and that these four people are among the last survivors of a devastating plague. There are no zombies in this film. No mutants or cannibalistic hoards who have managed to overtake society. This is a nice, quiet, unassuming movie about four people trying to survive in a world that no longer exists. By the time you've come to realize this, this film has gotten under your skin. And from there, it scares the hell out of you.
There's no cure for this plague, and the "rules" regarding infection and treatment are simple. From the father trying anything to save his infected daughter, to the group of men who try to lay claim to the two heroines (apparently the ratio of men to women is heavily stacked in the men's favor, which leave women as highly desirable property), this movie throws one surprise after another at you. You actually start to feel for the victims as they face inevitable death.
One other very pleasant surprise is the quality of acting, and the number of well-known actors involved in this independant flick.