Written by Scotty
What can you live without that you use on a daily basis? Can you live without your car, watching your TV or using electricity altogether? If you are like most people, the answer to all of these is no, even for one day. There are few people that are comfortable with giving up their needs on technology and surviving in their own way. If as a whole we are not given a choice in this, what would happen to the population of the U.S. or even the world?
The Apocalypse has come and is not what anyone had expected. Not being brought forth from an asteroid strike, nuclear holocaust, or a virus/disease outbreak as everyone had planned for, but a lack of one natural resource, Gasoline. As the last drops have been taken from the earth, the world started dying as everyone evacuated to the south causing more problems than solutions. With no gas, trucks are no longer able to bring food to the masses, trains no longer able to transport coal to the power plants and people are not able to stay warm or fed.
Walking through an empty city, a group of survivors are looking for anything that could be useful in their survival. Not seeing any other people in months, the group is surprised to find two people getting mugged down an alley. Scaring off the mugger, the group finds one survivor of the heinous attack and return her to their safe house. Banding together in an abandoned hospital months ago, the group has enough food and water to survive whatever comes their way, including taking in the occasional stray.
The group is led by who they call ‘the professor’ who seems to have the best interests in mind when it comes to handing out the daily chores to the group. Even though the group seems to be safe from any outside threats, there is still fear that an attack is looming from some unknown force. When ‘the professor’ is taken out of the mix, the group knows they need a new leader as a band of Rovers have noticed the people in the hospital. The Rovers have turned to cannibalism during the apocalypse and can only survive on fresh meat. Not wanting anything to go to waste, the Rovers only take one person a day, so that their kills do not rot before they are eaten. Keeping the group inside of the hospital is the plan, as the Rovers are able to gain access from within.
Tooth and Nail follows a group of survivors during the apocalypse as they try to stay together and grow stronger. After picking up a new survivor, the group is forced to trust her once their leader goes missing. With a new threat at their doorstep, the group tries to prepare for battle with the Rovers, but are outnumbered and weak in comparison. Without enough weapons to stop the cannibals the group is left with two options, to run away or stay and hide. Not wanting to split up, they stay in the large building hoping that the Rovers will not find them, but are given a rude awakening when one of their own is helping the other side.
A less destructive outlook on the apocalypse, with the lack of gasoline being what takes the world down rather than an outbreak. People trying to find any way to survive with what is available while others have turned to an extreme lifestyle that can only be fed by the flesh of their fellow man. With the men getting killed off early in this flick, the women get to show off their strength as they are not only looking for survival, but revenge for what has been done to their friends. Stay Scared.