Watch: New US Trailer for Zombie Horror 'The Girl with All the Gifts'

January 4, 2017

The Girl with All the Gifts Trailer

Saban Films has debuted an official US trailer for the zombie horror adaptation The Girl with All the Gifts, which already opened in the UK last year. The story is about a girl, named Melanie, who is being kept at a military base that is one of the only remaining safe havens in a zombie apocalypse. When the base it overtaken, she goes on the run with a few other people, attempting to survive in a hostile world. The movie stars Sennia Nanua as Melanie, along with Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine. I saw this film at a genre festival in Berlin last year and really enjoyed it, one of the most refreshingly original updates to the zombie genre I've seen in a while. I highly recommend it, for the performances alone. This US trailer contains some spoilers and crops the footage, but the UK trailer is still available to watch. Have fun.

Here's the new US trailer (+ UK poster) for Colm McCarthy's The Girl with All the Gifts, from

The Girl With All The Gifts

You can still see the other UK version of the trailer for The Girl with All the Gifts here, for a different take.

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie. At an army base in rural England, children being studied attend school lessons daily, guarded by the ever watchful Sergeant Parks. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out from the rest. Melanie is special. She excels in the classroom, is inquisitive, imaginative and loves her favourite teacher Miss Justineau. When the base falls, Melanie escapes along with Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks and Dr. Caldwell. Against the backdrop of a blighted Britain, Melanie must discover what she is and ultimately decide both her own future and that of the human race. Directed by English filmmaker Colm McCarthy (of Outcast, "Peaky Blinders", "Sherlock", "Doctor Who"), adapted by Mike Carey from his own novel of the same name. Saban Films opens The Girl with All the Gifts in US theaters starting February 24th. Anyone?

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For a low budget movie, I really liked it. A strange take on evolution.

Carpola on Jan 4, 2017


Looks solid. I like the 28 DAYS LATER vibes it is giving off.

DAVIDPD on Jan 4, 2017


I already feel like there's so many zombies around. But I don't think they will prevail. This looks dramatic. Might be fun ...

shiboleth on Jan 4, 2017


It's a British movie. So it should be good. If it were made by Hollywood, I would have lolled at it.

tarek on Jan 5, 2017


It doesn't have to be, as you know it. It feels different, of course, but it might have problems. You have to be also aware of a dark side of non-American film which is, partially: let's copy Americans, they're successful at it. What worries me is a bit overstretched premise which says we can fix things while running scared and endangered. Which means, fast and easy solution of the story...

shiboleth on Jan 5, 2017


I don't see the "let's copy Americans" in British productions. They are heads and shoulders (no ads here) above American productions. Those who are mimicking Americans are French and Russian productions. And the result is awful.

tarek on Jan 5, 2017


They do it rarely, I agree. But in reality, those two countries, or those two productions, are really very much interrelated and sometimes is hard to discern what is British and what is American. But maybe, I should agree with you and maybe I am overdoing the whole thing, and let's wait and see a real British and therefore a good film. I certainly won't be complaining ...

shiboleth on Jan 5, 2017


For a stale genre that mimics it's subjects, this looks refreshing and intriguing. I'll give it a chance.

RAW_D on Jan 8, 2017


I'm not normally into 'horror' or zombie flicks... but the "I Am Legend"-esque vibe, of "they're more than they appear" is most interesting. And should give great fodder to my GM, who's been wanting to run a Dead Reign game for a while.

VAharleywitch on Jan 9, 2017


I watched this last night and loved it. It really sits with you. And the girl who plays Melanie is amazing. I hope casting directors are all after her.

dummypants on Jan 26, 2017


Link is dead.

CarlySimon on Mar 31, 2017

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