Macabre…ish Horror Review: The Human Race


The Human Race, 2012/ 1 hr 30 min.


A large group of random people are collected, put on a track and told to race or die. Do not touch the grass or you’ll die. Stay on the path or you die. Follow the arrows or die. If you are lapped twice, you will die.

No one knows where they are or how they got there. They are hearing something like from a loud speaker but it’s coming from inside their heads, even the deaf can hear it. They also do not know how long this race is or what a lap is. And just to make is as interesting as possible, all genders, ages and lots of different cultures, faiths, languages and disabilities are represented.

It is in part, indoor and out plus they are obviously being watched but where are the cameras? Some think this place might be purgatory.

There are also flashbacks to life before some of the people came to be here. As the race goes some people decide that killing might be fun since they’re probably going to die anyway. Watch as some people become the worst version of themselves.

And finally the last one standing finds out what this is about, how they all got their and what the prize is for winning. And horrified by the answer, he tries to end it on his terms, unfortunately, the only terms are those made by whoever is running this game.

This movie concept was good and the deaths were graphic. I wish the execution and production quality was as grand as the scope. I really appreciated the great mix of cast, that was great! And the feel was very much like Battle Royale. This movie had some weaknesses and great potential. I like this for what it is!