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The Rezort is a 2015 British Zombie Apocalypse horror movie set in a hunting safari populated by zombies, in the aftermath of a global zombie war that claimed the lives of 2 billion people. Stars Jessica De Gouw as the protagonist.

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  • Animal Wrongs Group: Played with. The group to which Sadie belongs wishes to terminate the park by extreme means, including leaving one of their own activists to die in a sabotage mission presented as a data retrieval one. At the end of the film they are responsible for killing over 250 people, many of whom were innocent civilians. They're also responsible for a new Zombie War, as the end reveals that the zombies are now attacking the mainland.
  • Apocalypse How: A Global Zombie War that took a third of humankind happened before the movie. And another is beginning at the ending.
  • Catharsis Factor: In-Universe, the big sales pitch the Rezort uses is that it provides people the capacity to get a degree of payback (and thus closure) for the traumas they suffered on the Zombie War. Of course, the only folks who can afford the trip are the rich, and wild partying is totally included.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The little girl refugee that Melanie greets at the beginning of the film (because the camp is right next to the airport and the girl came to the VIP section's window). She is one of the zombies that attack the survivors on the "production floor" of the Rezort, fully cementing beyond any shadow of a doubt how depraved the Rezort's ownership is for the sake of money.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The Rezort ownership, in all ways possible.
  • Crapsack World: And how. A global zombie war killed millions of people, while the "surviving" zombies are killed for sport in special resorts. And that's not all: refugees are lured to the islands under false pretenses, and turned into zombies themselves to keep the place running.
  • "Die Hard" on an X: As someone pointed out in a scoring site, it's Jurassic Park with zombies.
  • Enfant Terrible: of the Undead Child type, of course: the first zombie the party encounters in the Hope4U Refugee Centre is a little girl that Melanie saw near the beginning of the film.
  • The Extremist Was Right: The Zombie Advocates sold crap to Sadie to get her to do their bidding, but part of their propaganda is confirmed in the end when the group reaches the "assistance center".
  • Human Resources: Unlike a regular game preserve, the zombies at the Rezort can't reproduce except by viral infection, and consequently aren't allowed to replenish their population that the tourists kill. Running a theme park that operates on the premise of, essentially, allowing guests to destroy the sole attractions will become unsustainable very quickly - unless it turns out you have a way of ensuring a fresh supply...
  • It's the Only Way to Be Sure: The Brimstone protocol involves firebombing the site of an outbreak to utterly sterilize it, regardless of human casualties. Shame they didn't count on a fair number of zombies escaping into the ocean.
  • Karma Houdini: The newscasts at the end of the film never mention any actions being taken against the Animal Wrongs Group, despite them actually causing the outbreak and the deaths of over 250 people at the Rezort and whistleblower Melanie having full knowledge of their role. Made even worse at the end of the film when it's shown that another Global Zombie War is starting because of the outbreak they caused at the Rezort.
  • Kill the Poor: Issue: the Global Zombie War had left behind an awful lot of refugees. Answer: Utilize the non-profit aid organization that helps said refugees to administer the zombie virus, release said zombified refugees into The Rezort, and have rich people pay millions of dollars for the opportunity to shoot said zombies.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Two of the survivors are a couple of kids that won a videogame competition (and as is probably expected of a post-Zombie Apocalypse world, the game had them killing zombies), and know their way around guns and where to shoot zombies as a result. Unfortunately, killing a billion zombies in a videogame doesn't translate well to real life. Them showboating makes them waste ammo during the initial tour, and they freeze up in fear when lives are truly on the line. They're the first and fourth to die, respectively.
  • Industrialized Evil: How the resort really works.
  • My Car Hates Me: The jeep Melanie's group takes on safari chooses to die when the zombies get free, even though it's presumably quite well-maintained.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Freshly-turned zombies are of the "runner" type while the ones that are oldest have desiccated so much that they can only shamble. People point out that the island is so far away from civilization that the zombies there have long since reached the desiccated stage and are thus controllable. Turns out that the Rezort's method of manufacturing fresh zombies to use as fodder includes forcing them to stumble through corridors designed as gigantic industrial microwaves, which quickly desiccate them.
  • Quarantine with Extreme Prejudice: The Brimstone Protocol: if zombies leave containment, the whole island is to be napalmed to kingdom come, without any care for anybody still alive in the kill zone. At least they're nice enough to take several hours to get everything ready, which means people can still run away... maybe.
  • Sequel Hook: The film ends with a reporter talking about how the charity organization for the refugees might go under, but then screaming is heard in the background and the camera reveals that zombies are storming the beach - apparently having walked from the island in the bottom of the ocean to reach it.
  • The Theme Park Version: The Rezort was made to be a very toned down version of the Zombie War that happened years before.
  • Vasquez Always Dies: Although both resist killing zombies, out of the two women in the party, one comes around very quickly. Guess who dies.
  • Walk, Don't Swim: After the island is firebombed, the zombies that were blasted into the water walk to the mainland.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The Animal Wrongs Group tricks Sadie into ultimately destroying the Rezort and getting killed in the process. As they probably already had data about the Human Resources part of the park, her managing to escape alive and fetching the data to them would be just a bonus on their main objective.
  • Zombie Advocate: One of the antagonist factions of the movie, who send Sadie to the Rezort in order to steal information. While some of their suspicions are confirmed, their actions lead to a new zombie war starting.