During the winter of 1846, a group of ill-fated pioneers, known as the Donner Party, were on their way to California through a newly discovered mountain pass. They encountered the worst blizzard ever recorded, trapping them with little food or shelter.

As days turned into weeks, and weeks into months, the members of the Donner Party slowly dissolved into madness, eventually turning on each other in what became a desperate, cannabalistic slaughter.

Our story begins in 2008 as six friends arrive at an isolated cabin to enjoy a long weekend in the snow. An epic snowstorm interrupts their vacation, trapping them on the mountain and resurrecting the haunting ghosts of the Donner Party. But, are they true 'entities' or is it simply 'cabin fever' that brings out their fears and darkness, causing friends to turn against each other as reality deteriorates around them.

More than just a riveting tale of death, endurance and survival, the group's nightmarish descent into madness begins as they relive the horrors of the Donner Party Massacre.



Principal photography of "Necrosis" began on January 19, 2008 in South Lake Tahoe at the Makinen Cabin, a remote luxury cabin situated on 37 private acres.

The film is being shot with two Panasonic AJ-HDC27F High Definition, Cinema-style, Varicam 720p cameras.

You can also find out more information about our film on our IMDB page.






If you have ever really wanted a zombie film featuring the reanimated corpses of the Donner Party, then you will most likely be disappointed in this film just like everyone else who watches it. A plodding, puerile, predictable piece of crap...

Al Miller

74% Broke my leg at Donner Pass, didn't care much for it. As the movie, it was a nice little indie flick.

FilmGrinder Stone

My general rule is once I've read a synopsis or occasionally a review or have seen one trailer I tune out everything else so I can enjoy the film without having everything ruined for me or be influenced by an opinion. Apparently I'm gonna have to change that rule because here lately more times than not I've been burned because of what I expect. Case in point, this one. I was expecting a zombie movie but it is not. It is a thriller with a little bit of supernatural thrown in. And a very, very boring one to boot. Summary: Do not waste your time with this uninspired, poorly written coma-inducing borefest.

A.D. Villarreal

Super Reviewer


James Kyson Lee gives a good performance, and Danielle De Luca is okay. Some moments of suspense, but most of the time you are waiting for things to happen, and a few of the other performances are up and down. Something to watch late at night on cable if nothing else was on.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer