Scourge isn't an original horror tale. It flows more like a science fiction piece and borrows heavily from such movies' as "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers", "Slither", and even a hint of "The Matrix". While it primarily seems to be a horror flick that features a sci-fi parisitic creature it has to be said that this movie is hardly scary. Sure, there are a few moments where tension started to mount but when it is pretty much a given as to what happens next there really isn't much of a release.
While I did find the main plot to be interesting I found that it was all bogged down by the shoddy acting and a rather ridiculous sub-plot that really didn't fit into the story at all. Basically, it goes like this. A young man and woman who used to be high school sweethearts, must team up to try and stop a creature that uses human hosts but can only stay in them for a certain amount of time before having to move on. (Hmmm... that sounds a little familiar, doesn't it?) When the host leaves the body, it does so in a fashion that leaves a corpse in a very bloody mess.
The way they try to stop it was laughable. One of the hosts was also laughable as well... intentionally, I believe. Several scenes lacked any realisim. (not that the movie is really all that realistic) When gunshots go off ina crowded mall, I find it doubtful that patrons would just stand around screaming, but that is exactly what happens here. It is good to see that cliche' characters will always be around, even in a movie that tries to offer smarter heroes. The result isn't all that successful.
Add to that a conclusion that has become the cheapest finale in pretty much any horror flick and the fact that Scourge lived up to my not-so-good expectations is cemented. Hey, I wasn't expecting oscar cailbre stuff here... but I'd like a horror flick to scare me... and this one didn't. For the most part it entertained me... and I guess that has to count for something.