The characters are obviously the blissful creation of a hivemind AKA Yorgos Noussias. With character progression being "the geographic gradation of expression of specific characters over the range of distribution of a race or species", it's easy to notice the careful steps taken to slide in humor, tragedy, and restlessness within each scenario as seen by a specific survivor. Lovable and enticing characters each with a horrific demise, if fate should see it that way.
I once saw this film in a fantastic media shop in Philadelphia christened Long in the Tooth. I was perusing through the volumes of obscure films and I found 3 titles of interest and they were Strange Circus, The Coffin Joe trilogy, and a zombie film called Evil. Two of these were from the divine Danger After Dark collection but I wasn't chancing a blind buy, after all, Sion Sono is a name I can trust. I don't regret not purchasing it then due to the extremities and polar shifts that Coffin Joe and Strange Circus performed on me, but I always adored the DVD illustration by a Mr. Michael Bukowski. Eye-popping, colorful, and savage.
What Yorgos Noussias has distilled upon the horror market isn't a vain attempt to "recreate" another mythos that doesn't need altering. The official job of zombie recreation lied in the hands of Lucio Fulci, who has been as much of a gentleman to lay down instant classics for our starving retinas. The "zombie infection" isn't at all anything zombie like. In the opening scene, An eerie outbreak occurs from a spirit (That heavily reminds me of Ghosts of Mars) that possesses those who unleashed it.
Evil carries the foreign torch for the sub-par zombie branch of horror. This isn't the greatest accomplishment but it is an accomplishment and that is more than I could ask for. It has also been revealed that a sequel is in the works starring none other than - Wait for it - Billy Zane. After seeing Zane's underrated film The Mad, it would be a fatal understatement to not exclaim my gratitude. Evil is merciless with a shock ending that raises questions concerning the directors work on a low budget piece. I'm currently listening to Work/Death and I must say that this droning static fits the ideas of this film incredibly well. Evil comes highly recommended.