I was just telling Julia that it seems like we’ve been seeing a lot of media that takes place in European tenement high rises. Most of it is in London, like in Attack the Block, Misfits, and Dr. Who. But the French tenements appear essentially identical. They are unornamented and decayed. A labyrinth of walkways and pedestrian bridges connects one building to another. Apartments line the long concrete hallways, each doorway opening into a fortified private world.

The high concept of The Horde is crooked cops team up with hyper-violent criminals to fight the usual zombie apocalypse in a low-income high-rise. The heroes are so brutal, punching and stabbing the zombies, that it makes you feel sorry for the dead.