The Domestics (2018)

Did you ever watch a movie that sticks with you for days, but not for good reasons? The Domestics is that movie for me.

Following an apocalyptic event, married couple Nina Monroe (Kate Bosworth) and Mark West (Tyler Hoechlin) are two of the survivors. The husband and wife team ventures across a countryside inhabited by deadly gangs in search of Nina’s mom and dad who stop answering the short-wave radio, the only means of communication.

My first problem comes with how most of America is dead. At the start of the film, viewers witness military planes crop dust people with what I assume is a deadly virus. After, it is never explained what happened. Who ordered this? How did people in the military just go along with killing their family, friends, and pretty much the entire country? Did no other country try to help?

Amazingly, Nina and Mark survive together and leave the relative safety of their Minneapolis suburb for Milwaukee and Nina’s mom. Quickly, viewers understand that Nina is a damsel in distress, relying on her husband for everything. It’s the apocalypse and she hasn’t learned how to shoot a gun. While it’s unclear how much time has passed, the telecommunications are down and the gangs are up. Wouldn’t shooting a gun be the first thing you’d want to master?

In the first of many perilous situations, Mark gives Nina the gun (even though she doesn’t know how to use it) and goes to protect them both against an interloper with a screwdriver. This is one of the many impractical and unrealistic choices made throughout the movie.

The drive to Mom’s house continues. On the map, it turns out to be something like two-hundred miles but takes the couple many days. Another big reveal is that Nina was in the process of divorcing Mark until the end of the world. Are we supposed to like her for staying with him because he could protect her? Nina comes off as a shallow, whiny, in-need-of-protection user for the first half of the movie, and I truly dislike her. I kept hoping someone in a gang would take her out.

Alas, no one does, and the second half of the movie is her big reveal. Nina learns to shoot a gun and morphs into a superhero. It’s now up to her to protect Mark and take out the gang of badies following them. In doing so, she also rescues her marriage, and the two ride off into the wilds happily ever after.

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Blurb: Dying is anything but rosy.

I wake with Caleb at my side. Having someone next to you during the zombie apocalypse is always a comfort. That is until he explains a mysterious illness almost finished the job of the undead and ended my life.

It can always be worse, and it is.

Outside the fortified High Point Inn, the zombies keep coming. There’s turmoil within the ranks, and my best friend, Lilly, has been kidnapped.

I slept through it all. Sure, I was suffering from an unknown malady, but that’s no excuse.

Unable and unwilling to sit in bed, I develop a rescue plan. As soon as I’m recuperated, Caleb and I are off into the wilderness to find Lilly.

Zombies, I expect.

The other surprises nearly send me to the grave again. Some days, it’s hard to face the ugly truth, but I realize that not every monster is evil and not every human has a soul.

Hordes of zombies, mysterious illnesses, and the death of friends. Now there’s a kidnapping. How much can one person take?

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Eau De Parfum: Eric’s Story Short by Lisa Acerbo

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Eau De Parfum: Eric’s Story Short
Lisa Acerbo
(Hell in a Handbag)
Publication date: December 28th 2021
Genres: Horror, New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult

The smell of Streaker lingers in the air.

I must be dead!

I woke up naked and covered in blood. Teeth marks littered my arms, creating holes and revealing muscle. Someone or something attempted to gnaw off my elbow.

I’m alone! So, maybe, I’m worse than dead.

If friends and family abandoned me, I must have turned into a Streaker. On second thought, it’s an easy “no” to eating body parts.

The idea of brains for dinner disgusts me.

I only see one option ahead, and that’s to find my family and ask why they left me as dinner for the undead.

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Eau De Parfum: Streaker #5

The smell of Streaker lingers in the air.

I must be dead!

I woke up naked and covered in blood. Teeth marks littered my arms, creating holes and revealing muscle. Someone or something attempted to gnaw off my elbow.

I’m alone! So, maybe, I’m worse than dead.

If friends and family abandoned me, I must have turned into a Streaker. On second thought, it’s an easy “no” to eating body parts.

The idea of brains for dinner disgusts me.

I only see one option ahead, and that’s to find my family and ask why they left me as dinner for the undead.

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Dying is anything but rosy.

Zombies, I expect.
Dying during the zombie apocalypse is not an option, but a mysterious illness almost finishes the job of the undead. Outside the fortified High Point Inn, flesh-eaters rampage, turmoil within the ranks intensifies, and my best friend, Lilly, has been kidnapped. Sure, I was in a coma, but that’s no excuse.
I slept through it all, but I’m wide awake now.
I develop a rescue plan. Once recuperated, Caleb and I are off into the wilderness to find Lilly. Along the journey, I face the ugly truth that not every monster is evil and not every human has a soul. The living dead and other ugly surprises along my journey nearly send me to the grave. Again.
Hordes of zombies, mysterious illnesses, the death of friends, and now a kidnapping.

How much can one person take?

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