To say that a horror movie based on a hugely popular video game series, Capcom's multipart Resident Evil
owes a major conceptual debt to George Romero's cannibal zombie trilogy), is derivative is a blinding glimpse of the obvious. But what's really remarkable about this claustrophobic frightfest is how closely it resembles a nearly 20-year-old horror film called WARNING SIGN, slicked up with a future-dystopian sheen. In the 1985 movie, an experimental virus contaminates a biotechnology lab with a secret bioweapons research division, killing the employees and locking down the facility. The dead employees later rise as cannibal zombies and t...