Movies Galore take a look at indie feature “Test Group: Fear For The Living” directed by Albert Roberts, David B. Goodwin, Ginger Paige, and Keith Bailey from 2015 featuring all war vets!

Written by David Strege

Last November of 2015 I was searching the Web as I normally do, when I came across a zombie film from an independent label by the name of The Other Side of Georgia Productions, Inc, so I ordered a copy being as it was only 10 bucks at the time and it arrived in late January along with a few cool posters…

As delved deeper into this film I found out it wasn’t directed by just one person or two people but four, David B. Good, Albert Roberts, Ginger Paige and Keith Bailey.

From 2015 Test group is letreally about a group of people who volunteer for a new drug being tested by Bio Gen to help them deal with their aniceties and depression.  Each there for different reasons… A Waitress named Lyla whose husband was laid off of work….a student named Lucas Benett who’d heard this place was doing a study for antidepressants and depression… Stephen Bishop a father to help his daughter suffers from depression wife died, Mary Atkins a working class mother who smokes suffering from depression… Carl Avondale a grease monkey there for the money… Rachell Dowling a receptionist for a law firm referred due to her mild paranoia and anxiety issues…
The film begins in an elevator where it looks like a woman of high ranking is yelling at something that they can’t get in as you hear a voice saying…. it wasnt supposed to be like this… I thought I had covered every contingency plan… I was wrong…
Doctor Wells is in charge of conduction the interviews and monitoring the experiment that under the guise of Antidepressants experiment is secretly funded by the government and there are things the good doctor doesn’t know that bothers him…

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Basically like found footage we see the various players in the experiment go through stages of what appears to be turning them into the undead…

Outburst of anger, vision improving and even cigarettes makino Mary Atkins feel sick…

These patients are on the verge of an outbreak… and once there done eating their city then their coming for you…

I think this was a different kind of zombie film from the ones were used too, as the infection is spread through a contained situation.  As I feel that the government has actually done experiments on human being especially with the Agent Orange epidemic during the Gulf War.  These are very average people and though all are in it for the money, you can see these folks have lives and experience the pain in becoming what they didn’t know was happening.

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You can also see the other side as far as the government is concerned… its like they don’t really care that they’ve made these people they’re guinea pigs for a mass contagion and letting it take effect in the community and then claim indifference…

My only problem is that it is probably a taste on the slow side so it is a slow horror film as its basically logging the things happening to the individuals.

What I do want to say is there is definitely some humor in the film as there’s a moment Mary Atkins in her mutated form says some pretty funny statementS on food… no comment.. hehe

In any case there is definitely gore aplenty in this slow to arriving at the Bloody action moment zombie film.

I’d recommend Test Group to horror fans but like I said it is a slow procession to watch as there aren’t many action parts up til at least a little over half the film but I enjoyed it.  I’m not going to grade this film as I believe that’s degrading and really up to the viewer.  It’s a film you could either loved or hate and I enjoyed it… by the way I heard there’s an experiment in the paper again… I wonder if we should check it out…

Starring Hammer Abinacer as Christoff Naziri, Tae-LA Actress as Vivian Kimbral, Shelley Alexander as Mrs. Bettylou, Jared Allman as Dr. Martin Wells, Jos Amorin as Trina Martindell, Tari Ayana as Tesha Godard, Christy L. Bailey as Mariel Huppert, Denise Bailey as Rebecca Dowling, Keith Bailey as Galen Ozment, Kinsley Bailey as Katie, Jaden Baker as Charley Sheffer, Jayla Baker as Rubye Sheffer, McKinley Baker as Gracie Sheffer, Taylor Baker as Soldier Kelsey Sheffer, Tymille Baker as Rachell Godard, Cheyenne Banks as Tiffani Smithson, Corrie Barrios as Shopper #2: Jessie, David Barrios as Mac Helsley, Dylan Barrios as Johnny, Temperance Barrios as Sylvia Rollins, Trystan Barrios as Paul Rollins, Benjamin Baxter as Kevin Dorkwald, Keegan Beard as Daniel Tremont, Cierra Belle as Mia Free, Daniel Belle as Mickey Wilsey, Shon Berry as Dr. Kirkland Faraday, Sara Bess as Mall Elf 1: Rene Clarke, Jermaine Bigelow Jr. as Todd Frankson, Jamiyah Bigelow as Tenisha Frankson, Jophiel Bigelow as Thomas Frankson, Robert Biscardi as Bio Gen Officer Ron Chandlerman, Ben Bladon as Sean Conners, Benter Bock as Jeff, Doug Bock as Glen Dorkwald, Igor Bondaruk as Soldier Adalberto Theriault, Courtney Bowman as Viviana Tosi, Sandra Bowman as Suzette Macky, Stan Bowman as Bell Ringer Santa, Sara Anne Bacero as Juanita Gonzalez, Blake Bragg as Kyle Rodgers, Gunner Breed as Mark Shultz, Austin Bridges as Lee Buczek, Evan Bridges as Randolph Buczek, Mckenzie Brittain as Krissy Jeder, Samantha Brown-Parks as Dr. Sam Brown, Amy Bucchino as Amberlea Felowin, Jeffery James Bucchino as Steven Bishop, Carisa Burkhalter as Nurse Ermelinda Felton, Johann Burkhalter as Danny Felton, Wolfgang Burkhalter as Mickey Felton, Hayle Cain as Mandi Suisa,  Jayden Calhoun as Jackson Fritz, Saliya Calhoun as Caleb Fritz, Cameron Campbell as Kaylee Atkins, Christa Beth Campbell as Maggie Bishop, Leslie Campbell as Petra Coombs, Jim E. Chandler as Marshal Dahl, Damian Michael Chase as Doug Jennings, Mandy Christian as Alisa Gorton, Kimi Clay as Sylvia Browning, Johnny Klontz as Billy Warsham, Cindy Collie as Amanda Holley, James David Collie as General Manning, Timothy Scott Collins as Ethan Mathewson, Dawn Compton as Dr. Patrica Goodwell, Ian Cook as Chadwick Burleigh, Jacob Cothren as Branden Sharpe, Michael Curtis as Chad Calley, Ondie Daniel as Mary Atkins, Ellana Deckner as Carlise Osborne, Dawna K. Dempster as Nurse Barb Dettrich, Kimberly Marie Diaz as Helen Rigby, Courtney Dill as Ronna Crowell, Liz Dolar as Nurse Mariela Saito, Jayson Duckett as Carl Avondale, Suzette DuPuy as Maria Gonzalez, Brendon Earp as Lucas Bennet, Emma Elliot as Denise Parks, Erin Sterling Elliot as Beth Parks, Karen Ellis as Candy Jessup, Jennifer L. Emerson as Dr. Kathy Bourne, Tim Everett as Angus Maclean, Zoe Fason as Jamie Murphy, Morgan Faulks as Chrisy Chesterson, Justina Fileccia as Jo Piland, Valerie Jean Freeman as Jill Clarke, Arie Fry as Brandon Claiborne, Barie Fry as Frannie Claiborne, Yvonne Fry as Sharon Rose, Memo Garcia as Phillipe Hernandez, Adam Gates as Gary Dowling, Alysse Gilbert as Lynell Waterford, Annette Gilbert as Venice Waterford, Isabella Gilstrap as Nell Frazier, Mia Gilstrap as Norene Abbate, Tony Gowell as Dr. William Jefferies, Jevocas Green as Marco Renault, Jamie Griffin as Dr. Julia Carter, Manuel Gulke as Steve McLeroy, Joshua Hailey as Garry Land, Suzie Haines as Karen Stryker, Miracle Head as Cyndi Linderfelt, Catie Heeter as Rachel Atkins, Nick Heeter as George Ringo, Mathew Hernandez as Tom Fords, Darin Hicks as Lemond Desmond, Rikki Hufford as Kerrie Dorkwald, Ray Hurley as Dr. Adam Tomlinson, Chad Huskins as Officer Daniel Billings, Amima Jhai’Nae Hyacinth as Lydia Clogering, Aeryn Irwin as Stephani Tremont, Morgan S. Jackson as Tatyana Stephensen, Justin Janes as New York/ General’s Bodyguard, Summer Jefferson as Lisa Anderson, Anisa Nyell Johnson as Captain Jade Marks (as Anisa Johnson), Michelle Johnson as Dr. Lucrecia Portalatin, Philip J. Johnson as Bill Saterfiel, Tim R. Johnson as Robert Bellamy, Robert Jones as Eddie Shultz, Pablo Jumper as Bio Gen Officer John ‘Hoss’ Radgeirr,Shannon D. Keith as Judy Ringo/ Horde Zombie, Bill King as James Murphy, Eric Rick Kline as Mr Andre Anderson, Nicole Knight as Tiffany O’Leary, Wallace Krebs as Postman Wesley Wallace, Terry Land as Dr. Gina Green, Lisa Lee as Clair Murphy, Andrea Leigh as Nurse Sally Kirschner, Lea Love as Mia Levondowski, Steven Luangra as Jay Duncan, Marcenae Lynette as Felicia Waters, Amey Lynne as Nurse Micheline Delorea, Trayce Malachi as Osvaldo Godard, Elijah Marcano as Scott Cole, Tommy Mares as Augustin Santiago, Eva Markle as Nurse Angie Bensin, Amanda Martins as Chief Ann Bennett (as Amanda Harmon Martins), Ru Martins as Gregory Parks, Haley Mason as Sara Poe, Yvette Mathews as Jazzy Bates, Taylor Mawajdeh as Tiffany Nash, Aiden Oliver McArthur as Young Todd Hunter, Bill McConnell as Columbus Reynold, Lori McConnell as Latoya Norris, Mac McKleroy as Professor Mac, Skylar McNamee as Ken Dahl, Carlota McWhorter as Bella Warn, Aiden Meda as Alejandro Frensesca, Mikayla Meda as Aryana Frensecha, Billy Melfi as Ken Dorkwald, Emily Menia as Vannessa Schlenker, Michael Mercaldi as Justin Wocheck, Gordon Meyer as General Hamond, Annika Mitchell as Mokzi Romanov, Ava Monger as Alisia Kott, Ashia Moreno as Bio Gen Officer Tatyana Saunders, Samir Mujcic as Nikla Bazhanov, Craig S. Murphy as Officer Bobby Rollins, Tim Naddy as Major Benjamin Winters, Wayne New as Tim Satterthwaite, Morgan Newman as Edwin Quintanilla, Krissy Notes as Lila Murphy, Amy Allyson Oliver as Kara Hunter, Keesha ‘miss pink’ Oscar as Head Nurse Coreen Gilden, Ginger Paige as Scarlet O’Shaughnessy, Craig A. Patterson as Jeff Boulder, Scotty Paulk as Wilton Salvo,Liam Peeples as Sylvester Florian, Theresa Peeples as Nurse Meggan Ferreri, William Peeples as Dr. Noah Sizer, Alan Phelps as Officer Robert Macky, Charles C. Pinckney as Bob Shultz, Brian Pinderski as Tomas Vandersmit, Eric E. Poe as Roman Pate, David Poppe as George Dowling, Dyana Postelle as Marline Dellinger, Patrick Postelle as Paul Tremont, Scott Prichard as Officer Marcus Cole, Tracie Prichard as Nurse Lavonne Blumer, Ann Primeau as Jayme Tildernash, Matt Pruett as Curtis Nath, Andrew Rafalski as Oscar Hamond, Shana Rafalski as Nurse Dana Hammond Albert Roberts as Smoking Zombie, Gianna Rodes as Alessandro Buccheri, Nevada Ruiz as Justina Finch, Isabella Saenz as Wendi Rasberry, Jacob Samedi as Darin Coleman, Greg Sample as Jaden Kimberl, Noah Sampson as Emanuel Abila, T.J. Sanson as Dr. Gina Green, Zonia Santander as Shirl Gendreau, Meredith Scafidi as Tiara Eggert, Chris Sepulveda as Mall Santa, Michael Short as Todd Hunter, Kathy O. Smith D.C. as Candis Miesner, Kevin C. Smith Jr. As Arden Miesner (as Kevin C. Smith Jr. D. C.), Kevin C. Smith Sr. As Lance Stenson, Kaitlyn Paige Smith as Bianca Miesner, Stella Smith as Jenice Capobianco, Andrew Sparks as Grant Shaw, Tatem Spearman as Sandy Anderson, Kayla Starnes as Zena Appleton, Donna Rose Stewart as Gloria Dorkwald, Eric Stricker as Claudio Carlock, Talia Symone as Wai Godard, Linda Ruggiero Taber as Dr. Madelyn O’Connor, Nicole Tanner as Jeni Hackbarth, Preston Tanner as Tod Hackbarth, Amber Thrower as Octavia Spencer, Jessica Tilsner as Hilda Lahti, Tracy Tolliver as Officer Barbara Deveraux, Patti Traylor as Cindy Billings, Nicolas Elizeo Valdez as Hector Gonzalez, David L. Van Tassell Ramone Fabret, Tina Vandever as Leslie Peepels, Tyler Vandever as Josh Peepels, Melissa VanGorder as Jennifer Vanderbeldt, Julia Vasi as Julie, Kent Wagner as Farmer Zeb, Chase Wainscott as Ronnie Atkins, Brandi Warlick as Danyelle Rooney, Finn Warlick as Jayce Rooney, Maggie Warlick as Kate Rooney, Charlie Nadine Watts as Officer Ligia Seibert – Elevator Cop, Henry Webb as Allan Tancredi, Joshua Webb as Timothy Tancredi, Maryjane Webb as Creola miers/ Super Zombie, Pamela Webb as Sandra Tancredi, Justin Williams as Craig Larkin, Quentin Williams as Morgan Thornhills, James Wojnowski as Dr. Jeffrey Coleman, Tina Woolbright as Shela Leber, Adrianna Nani Worley as Sylvie Penderton, Tiree Worley as Emory Drakes, Missy Young as Alleen Surprenant, Anastasia Zivic as Dr. Shannon Patin.

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