A global virus that has long been in the books but yet nobody has been
prepared for has eliminated most of humankind, with Amara (Mattie Jo
Cowsert) being one of the last few left alive, now spending her days
roaming the snow-covered neighbourhood breaking into random houses for
food and medicine for her dying/dead husband (Cuyle Carvin), not even
minding the dead bodies she has to climb over doing so. Eventually, she
stumbles upon Emet (Lansana Coulibaly), a scavenger just like her ...
which could be a blessing, as going on their raids together they could
probably achieve more in the long run - but then again, humans will always
be humans, and not always to their advantage ...
pessimistic - if entirely believable - look at the end of humankind, The
Culling nevertheless isn't a film that has primarily set out to
depress one but is telling its story in an engaging and entertaining way,
every now and again shifting perspective to keep things interesting, while
the film's minimalistic approach works very well here, shifting the focus
on the horrors that are not shown rather than going for pure spectacle.
And of course, solid performances only help to make this a pretty great