Synopsis by Mark Deming
Police searching for some bloodthirsty criminals instead find themselves battling the walking dead in this action-packed horror vehicle from France. Franck Jimenez (Aurelien Recoing) is a Parisian police officer dealing with the death of his partner, Mathias Rivoallan. Jimenez suspects that Rivoallan was murdered by a band of ruthless gangsters led by the Markudis Brothers, Adewale (Eriq Ebouaney) and Bola (Doudou Masta), who operate out of a decaying housing project on the outskirts of town. Rivoallan's wife is also convinced the Murkudis pulled the trigger, and so Jimenez brings together a handful of fellow cops to enact their own personal justice against the mobsters. Jimenez plans a raid on the Markudis' headquarters with the help of Aurore (Claude Perron), a female officer who'd had an affair with Rivoallan, and two other cops, Ouessem (Jean-Pierre Martins) and Tony (Antoine Oppenheim). However, when the cops launch their vigilante raid, they met with a response they never anticipated -- a pack of ravenous zombies has laid claim to the apartment block, and avenging their fallen partner takes a backseat to saving their own lives. La Horde (aka The Horde) was the first feature film from directors Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher; European cult horror auteur Xavier Gens was one of the producers.
zombie, apartment, police-officer, trapped, gangster, revenge