‘Cargo’ Is A Post-Apocalyptic Race Against Time
Netflix’s slate of horror and genre releases so far this year has been mixed. THE RITUAL and VERÓNICA were both solid wins for the streaming service while OPEN HOUSE and THE CLOVERFILED PARADOX were not as well receives (unless you’re our own Luke Rodriguez who enjoyed the former). Netflix’s newest addition to genre film is CARGO a post-apocalyptic thrill where a father must try to save his daughter at all costs.
A deadly, fast-acting virus appears to be ravaging the world, where those freshly infected only have days before they turn. In CARGO a family of three is trying to escape when the mother is injured and turns, leaving a father and infant daughter to fend against the world. But the father is infected, too, and only has days to find safe refuge for his daughter. CARGO appears to focus on the human story in the post-apocalyptic world, connecting the story with the audience through human emotion.
CARGO is a movie from relatively new directors Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke. Ramke also wrote the screenplay. The movie stars Martin Freeman (GHOST STORIES, BLACK PANTHER, THE HOBBIT), Anthony Hayes, and Susie Porter
CARGO hits Netflix May 18.