Dead Space: Downfall (2008) Movie Review

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Dead Space: Downfall (2008)

2008 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Animation
74 minutes / 1h 14min

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Dead Space: Downfall Plot Synopsis:

The USG Ishimura, a miner spaceship, is transporting a strange artifact called the Red Marker. In the Aegis VII colony, where the Red Marker was found, there are some suicides and murders and the people are slowly going mad. The people are being infected by something. Barrow, the foreman, finds the body of his wife having committed suicide. Barrow decides to escape the colony's madness and, taking his wife's body, goes on board the Ishimura. But something happens to Barrow's wife on board the Ishimura.

Dead Space: Downfall (2008) Review

Dead Space: Downfall (2008) is a 1h 14 min American science fiction animated thriller-horror film that was based on the video game franchise Dead Space. Director Chuck Patton (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003-2004), Spawn (1999), Double Dragon (1993-1994)) is known as an animation veteran, and that is only because he excels on what he sets his eyes on. The movie contains suspense, bad language, reanimated corpses, gore, colony, alien, severed leg, laser cutter, violence, head chopped off, alien monster, split in two, severed arm and bodies torn apart.

Dead Space: Downfall starts with the Church of Unitology sending the USG Ishimura (mining ship) to retrieve an alien artifact which might be the "second Marker" on the planet Aegis VII. Planet Aegis VII is a remote planet that a deep space mining colony considers home but their home might become disturbed after they inadvertently unearthed a religious relic that might be proof of God’s existence. The problem, which is unknown to them, is that the artifact is anything but holy. Bad things happen before all hell breaks loose. The relic releases body possessing aliens resulting in total carnage.

Dead Space: Downfall is a brutal, unrelenting movie that is extremely savage as bodies are torn/ripped apart, eviscerated and mind boggling mutilated bodies. I am assuming that almost all of Dead Space fans will be intrigued by this film as it is gruesomely grotesque with graphic images. I believe if I am not wrong that the last animated horror film I have enjoyed this much was Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000).

All horror fans should watch Dead Space as soon as you can and if you have a weak stomach and do yourself a favor and watch the movie on an empty stomach or a garbage pail next to you. It was an immensely intense joyride that I will experience again shortly.

  • Dead Space: Downfall Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.55
  • IMDB: 6.3

About Dead Space: Downfall 2008

Title: Dead Space: Downfall
Year: 2008
Runtime: 74 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Animation
Reviewer: Score: 3.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.27/5 stars from 9,155 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 9,155 MPAA Rating: R
Dead Space: Downfall Cast Starring: Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett, Bob Neill, Kirk Baily, Grey Griffin, Jim Cummings, Keith Szarabajka, Kelly Hu, Grey DeLisle, David Zyler, Jim Piddock, Bruce Boxleitner, Lia Sargent, Phil Morris, Shelly O'Neill, Nika Futterman, Hal Sparks, Maurice LaMarche
Dead Space: Downfall Writers: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Glen A. Schofield
Dead Space: Downfall Director: Chuck Patton
Production: Anchor Bay
Language: English
Country: USA