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


- How are you holding?

- I'm fine. I'm not the one who is sick.

Your sister isn't

reacting to the treatment.

We're doing everything we

can, but chances are...

Amy is a fighter.

She will fight this thing.

Amy Tyler. 8 years old.

Safe with Mommy and Daddy in Heaven.

I don't have good news I'm afraid.

You've developed chronic B cell

lymphocytic lymphoma. It's...

I know what it is.

- It took my mom, my sister.

- We can give you chemo.

F*** you.

Veronica, I reviewed your new test.

I have some major news.

What? I have given

myself an extra month to live?


You are in complete remission.

- You're serious?

- Very serious.

Thank you.

Only one may win.

The school.

The house and the prison are safe.

Follow the arrows, or you will die.

Stay on the path, or you will die.

If you were locked twice, you will die.

Do not touch the grass...

or you will die.

Race or die.

What the f***?

Come on.

Come on, man. Wake up.

Come on, wake up.

Come on, come on.

Come on.

A chosen training, I'd rather die.

No. Dying is overvalued.

What's your name?

- Eddie.

- Justin. Good to meet you, Ed.

Better to meet you.

Most men would have left me to die.

You do not have much

faith in human nature, huh?


It'll give us away.

I feel she crawling on my legs.

It's too dark until morning.

It's better to freeze to death,

than get our heads chopped off.

You know what I mean?

- "Dust in the Wind."

- Huh, shut the f*** up.

- I want them to play "Dust in the Wind '.

- Huh, that's a sad f*** song for a funeral.

Yeah, what's the point. If you want them

to cry for you, is a guaranteed tearjerker.

Four hours.

- When the sun comes up.

- Then what.

Then I'll get you out of here.

For one day you will wake up with

someone who is prettier than me .

- Hey, you on your way?

- Yeah.

- You're supposed to be here in an hour.

- What?

Where are you, man? You have to

be here in an hour. Where are you?

I don't know. That's what

girl's place look like, disco ball.

Hey, guys.

Hold on, okay?

- Where are you at? Up the bar from school?

- She had been here before too, huh?

Is she hot?

Yeah, dude, I'm in hell.

You have reek of booze.

You sure you want me to come?

Let me schedule.

The kid's won't mind.

You ought to come, man.

They look up to you.

All right, then I'll be there.

- All right, bye.

- Are you ready?

- Yeah.

- All right. First one to the

entrance way wins, all right.

- Deal.

- All right.

Everyone, clear the hallway.

- You know that I'm undefeated, right.

- I know.

So if I lose, I clean

your wheels for a week.


You look a little nervous.

All right, relax, man.

All right, Cody, are you ready?

Start us up buddy.

- Ready to go.

- Yeah.

Mr. Connor, this isn't

your private racetrack.

Mr. Connor?

If you want to do it,

simply do it.

Don't listen to the outside world. Where

you can achieve what you want to achieve.

Anyone have any questions?


When you were in the war with

Mr Conner, did you ever kill anyone?

We were there to help people.

And you only kill if you absolutely must.

And luckily we

weren't in that situation.

Seems like a good bunch

of kids you got there.

Yeah, they are.

How are you making out?

Good. Same sh*t,

different day, you know.


- Want to grab something to eat?

- Sure.

So. You saved me from some nightmares

torture, my friend. Thanks for the rescue.

- Story of our lives, huh.

- She wasn't even like a bird or rodent.

She was like this ugly

puffer fish, who just swam

up from the deepest, darkest

depths of the ocean.

How does a few drinks turn

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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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