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

We'd better figure out what a lap is ...

before we do anything else.

- Hey, can you stop 'em?

- Hang on, no, no, I'm here to help.

Let's get her up.

Come on, get her up.

You guys speak English?

It's going to be okay.

Hey, hey, look at me.

We can take them with us.


I think they are safer here.

Look . We're gonna get some help.

I need you guys to stay here, okay?

Stay here. We gonna

get you some help, okay?


I need you to protect her, okay?

Protect her.

Protect her, all right?

Look. Protect her, okay?

Don't worry.

It's gonna be okay.

I'll get you some help.

Stay here.

Protect her, okay?

Stay there.

Wait. Hold on a minute.

I can't leave them.

Look, if we get lapped twice, we die.

And we're no good to anybody.

It is a good move.

- No man, we gotta do what is right.

- Just, listen to me.

What is right, is you and I

get out of this in one piece.

With those kids included. You know that.

We're wasting time just talking about this.

Come on.

- Why is he doing this, Just?

- Who?

- God.

- God?

- 70.

- You hear him speak to you?

That ain't God.

You don't have faith?

You saw the white light.

Do you have any idea where we are?

- Purgatory.

- Purgatory?

The Bible teaches, "Those who

find themselves in Purgatory '...

must walk a narrow path to Heaven'

- A narrow path.

- 69.

Do you hear that?

-... 68.

I hear my own voice.

- He's testing us.

- 67.

We must stay on the path

and not give in to temptation.

If we continue on the path,

eventually we will reach Heaven.

Temptation? Like step off the

path and your head explodes?

Temptation that? Doesn't sound

too tempting to me, Father. Sorry.

God makes a journey for all of us.

What do you guys say we keep moving.

Come on.

Stay on the path or you will die.

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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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