La Horde is a french zombie movie written and directed by a bunch of newcomers. The story, which doesn't account for much, is about a group of cops who decide to take revenge on a group of gangsters who murdered their comrade. The cops storm a nearly deserted high-rise where the gangsters are hiding out. For a few minutes there is a battle between them, with members of each side getting shot. Then out of nowhere without warning they are fighting off the undead. A small group of them escape to the roof, where the cops and gangsters reluctantly decide to work together to escape the building. The remaining 75 minutes or so follows the survivors struggling to work together while trying to survive.
There is no backstory or explanation given regarding the zombies. The entire film save for a funeral at the beginning takes place over the course of one night. The film certainly packs in a lot of action into that one night however. You pretty much just have to sit back and enjoy the ride. There's no reason to have to think at all through the film. There is some great buildup to the end of the film, where the few survivors that are left face increasingly large hordes of zombies. Multiple characters try to be heroes by sacrificing themselves for the benefit of the rest of the group. I'm usually not a fan of this storytelling strategy, but one scene in particular was truly fun to watch. Suspending disbelief briefly, you get to watch one character charge into hundreds of attacking zombies and manage to fight them off for several moments before finally being overcome. It reminded me of Woody Harrelson at the end of Zombieland when he traps himself in a carnival game booth and just unloads on the surrounding zombies. The outcome here is different however.
The ending was a bit disappointing, but overall it was 90 minutes of fun. I would definitely recommend it if you are a fan of zombie films, especially ones with action. There's lots of blood and various weapons and methods used to dispense that blood. If anything, at least watch this film for the lead character's awesome mustache. I rated La Horde 7 out of 10 stars on IMDB.