Imagine a world where all adults become zombies! This happens in the horror movie Don’t Grow Up.
The French/Spanish colaboration is in English to reach the largest possible audience (that’s just the way it is!) and is directed by Frenchman Thierry Poiraud (Goal of the Dead). The international title is Don’t Grow Up, and for some unknown reason the French title is listed as Alone, which certainly sounds pretty English as well.
Don’t Grow Up stars Fergus Riordan, Madeleine Kelly, McKell David and many others. Production began in 2014 with filming on the Canary Islands [of Spain], which should ensure a very diverse location as this is a group of beautiful volcanic islands.
On an isolated island, a group of teenage delinquents living in a youth center wake up to find themselves alone with no one to watch over them. After much partying, their supervisor appears out of nowhere, feverish and shaking. He suddenly attacks the students. They fight back and kill him accidentally, leaving them no other choice than to flee the crime scene. As they run away, they realize the island has been deserted. Or practically. The few adults they encounter on their journey all seem to be infected by a mysterious epidemic, making them violent and dangerous. It gradually becomes clear to them that children and adolescents aren’t affected by this disease. In order to survive, they need to respect one golden rule: DON’T GROW UP. But one of them is turning 18 very soon…
Don’t Grow Up was screened at various film festivals last year, and had a limited run in Spain just this past March. We’re still waiting on a wider release date, but the plot definitely has us very intrigued.
Watch the trailer below: