The Human Race

Synopsis: In THE HUMAN RACE a group of 80 people are ripped out of their daily lives and all re-appear in an undisclosed location. These people are from all walks of life: young and old, athletic and disabled, white-collared and homeless. The rules to a race boom in their heads, in their own voice and language, laying out what will become a horrific race of terror: 'If you are lapped twice, you die. If you step off the path, you die. If you touch the grass, you will die. Race... or die.'
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Paul Hough
Production: Xlrator Media
  14 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

Medusa into an angel?

Your definition of a few drinks

maybe somewhat skewed.

Bird or rodent.

What the hell does that mean?

Have I never told you that before?

Birds or rodents. Women.

If you look at them, you can trace

their lineage back to a bird or rodent.

- Oh, yeah?

- Yeah, they either have like ...

big toucan sam noses or little scrunched

up muskrat faces. I mean look at them, man.

All right.

How about her?

- What you got?

- Her? She's a moo cow.

She is no cow.

They talking like cartoon cow.

You know. Cute.

- So you'll find the cows?

- No, I would never take a cow to bed.

In fact, knowing your facts

then, we slept together...

I don't think you ever

kicked anyone out of bed.

That's because our first

date was grand, you know.

Lying under the stars.

The school, the house

and the prison is safe.

Follow the arrows,

or you will die.

Stay on the path,

or you will die.

If you are lapped twice, you will die.

Do not touch the grass,

or you will die.

Race or die.

79, 78, 77...

Race or die.


I can't.

Race or die.

Can you tell me?

Hold on. You saw what I saw, right?

I mean he stepped on the grass?

- Yeah.

- 75.

- Do you hear the numbers?

- Yup?

How did it happen,

someone's head explode like that?

What do you remember?

Well, I was telling you about

the girl and the car and then...

a bright white light,

and somehow we're here.

Hey, anyone know where we are?

Do you know where we are?

I don't see any cameras. I don't

know how they are watching us.

The voice in your head, that's

my voice you're hearing, right?

- No, it's mine.


- Let's go. What ....

- Come on, man.

We don't have to listen to it.

We don't need to be sheep.

It said that, if we're lapped, we die.

There is a lot of people up ahead of us.

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Paul Hough

English born Paul Hough created and directed the multi-award-winning film The Backyard. The Backyard received an original rating of NC-17 from the MPAA. The Backyard was named DVD Of The Month and received the coveted 4 stars in Maxim Magazine (UK). The Backyard was released in theaters in Germany and also had a limited theatrical run in USA. It was one of the first documentaries ever released onto the Sony Portable PlayStation format. He directed the music video "Enemy" for Chris Jericho's band Fozzy which was censored on MTV. In 2007/2008 he won multiple film festivals with his action short film The Angel. Feature film The Human Race World Premiered at Fantasia in Montreal. Hough garnered the Mention Speciale Du Jury Pour La Realisation at Utopiales De Nantes. Compared to Battle Royale, The Human Race has gained favorable reviews and was called "Inspirational and wickedly cruel." Actor Eddie McGee won Best Actor at the Mile High Horror Festival in Denver upon the film's US Festival Premiere and actress Trista Robinson won Best Actress at A Night Of Horror during its Australian Premiere. The Human Race was released worldwide in 2013 by Anchor Bay. Turning to TV, Hough directed a musical special for award-winning series League of Steam, "The Invitation To Armageddon." The episode was nominated for various awards and won DragonCon. Paul Hough is the son of director John Hough. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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