Release dateApril 11, 2013 (2013-04-11) (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival)
June 21, 2014 (2014-06-21) (United States) CastPaul McCarthy-Boyington (Justin), Eddie McGee (Eddie), Brianna Lauren Jackson (Veronica), B. Anthony Cohen (The Priest), Trista Robinson (Deaf Female), T. Arthur Cottam (Deaf Male) Similar moviesPaul McCarthy-Boyington appears in The Human Race and Altered, Meltdown: Days of Destruction (2006), Scared to Death (1981), Syngenor (1990), The Alien Within (1995)
TaglineRace Or Die...
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The Human Race is an American horror film directed and written by Paul Hough. A work-in-progress copy was screened at the 2012 Fantasia Film Festival and the finished copy had its world premiere on April 11, 2013 at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. It stars Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee and Trista Robinson as a group of people who find themselves forced to race or die.
About eighty people are horrified to wake in a strange institutional setting, with the only common factor between them the knowledge that prior to their abductions they witnessed a sudden flash of white light. A voice in their heads demands that they all participate in a gruesome race to the finish. The rules are that they must all participate and that if they stray from the marked paths in any way or if they are lapped twice, they will die. Only one person will survive. Many die instantly, but others are forced to their deaths by other racers. As the numbers thin, the survivors become more and more desperate to stay alive.
Paul McCarthy-Boyington as Justin
Eddie McGee as Eddie
Trista Robinson as Deaf Female
T. Arthur Cottam as Deaf Male
Brianna Lauren Jackson as Veronica
Fred Coury as Yellow Jersey
B. Anthony Cohen as The Priest
Noel Britton as Stressed Out
J. Louis Reid as War Vet
Celine Tien as Ting
Ian Tien as Shio Lau
Richard Gale as Evil Brother
Luke Y. Thompson as Orange Vest
Jonica Patella as Homeless
Trip Hope as Jim Phillips (as A.K. Walker)
Variety wrote that "Although haphazardly assembled, Paul Hough's low-budget survival thriller is not without intrigue", while the Los Angeles Times called it an "eerie, violent sci-fi survival tale". Twitch Film commented that "while the film never quite transcends the genre in the ways that it could have, it's still an exciting, well-acted and extremely bloody slice of survivalist action with some nice surprises up its sleeve".