I can confidently say this movie is being underrated as fuck. It knows exactly what it is and that’s a spectacular horror-comedy romp.
The title honestly tells you everything you need to know but I’ll just note that this movie is actually funny. Not only that, effects range from legitimately awesome to hilariously over-the-top.
I love Zombeavers!
Painfully slow and unkempt, no one gives a shit about their own well being. The picture is overly saturated and most of all, I just don’t give a fuck. I HATE zombie movies right now. Like, I’m over fucking zombies. I’m pretty sure The Walking Dead, while it’s airing, should be an open message to how unoriginal anything zombie related is.
Those are my thoughts on this thing but if you choose to watch it, you should know it’s very well produced. The characters are real and intricate. The situations aren’t all that contrived and the entire scenario is a capable representation of a modern zombie apocalypse.
I still don’t give a fuck.
This was a pretty funny horror-comedy but I felt it was kind of suffering from a common problem with indie flicks. It’s this odd timing of dialogue that never feels natural. The only way I could describe it would be to say they cram an extra second (or less) between speech exchanges. It’s odd.
The dad character was so fucking funny though, for that reason alone I’d say it’s worth a watch. It’s nothing spectacular but whatever.
I found a surprising level of depth for this film which is in part, sort of a b-movie, except the humor, horror and romance aspects are all executed gracefully. It’s sort of like that late-night drunk meal you make just using random shit in your fridge that somehow turns out to be sort of amazing, albeit objectively shitty.
There’s some technical shit like blended CGI, mismatched prosthetic skin tones and visible wires that should have been hidden. I feel like somehow though, the kind of rough-around-the-edges production lends to the strange fluidity of the story itself.
There’s so many scenes that are just stuck in my head at the moment. Soavi crafts these absolute absurd scenarios that are obviously tongue-in-cheek but done so in such a bold and creative fashion. I’m obviously having a hard time describing them without giving away spoilers but this films humor goes far beyond slapstick comedy.
I’ve sort of come to my own conclusions and others have their own theories but the ending is undoubtedly thought provoking. I really enjoyed this one.
I’m kind of just sitting here digesting this one as I’m working out this review and I have to say that despite a very b-movie opening, this one impressed me. I enjoyed the somewhat original concept on a tired sub-genre. It was successful on a technical level as well. I quite enjoyed the bright, slightly oversaturated picture.
Kind of like how I’m working out this review as I’m writing it, I got the sense that the filmmaker was kind of working out this movie as he made it. The setup in general is kind of shallow, basic and generic but whatever. As soon as we get into the meat of the film, I’m instantly impressed at how entertaining it is just to watch this girl bake out in the desert with a single zombie following her around. It’s commendable how seemingly natural the progression was within the dynamic relationship of our protagonist and zombie. I assumed this couldn’t be anything but boring but I was proven wrong.
At some point though, this film just runs out of gas. Other characters, albeit briefly, are introduced and the lack of talent really crop dusts this film. It’s not a total ruiner but despite the practical effects remaining high quality, I sort of just can’t seem to really care about the ending.
Definitely glad I watched this one and if the premise interests you, despite not thinking it’s a great film, I can still recommend this one. I believe it’s streaming on Amazon video right now, hopefully it’ll still be on there when this review goes up.
This is a solid film that I don’t think was necessarily needed by the horror community but I’m glad we received it. We’ve had this ultra-realistic, post apocalyptic microcosm film before and I can’t say I got anything entirely new out of Here Alone but rather, a much more in touch version of similar works.
I did appreciate the ending, I thought the specific details on film were gut wrenching. They also potentially represented the potential sacrifices of this fictional landscape better than previous films of the same genre.
It’s a definite slow burn but the subtleties in all three characters built three different dynamic personas to grow attached to.
I was concerned with the slow pacing of this film but sitting here digesting it, I realize there’s a lot of talent here and I’m looking forward to what this director does next.
This is definitely a slow burn and I think it will inevitably lose a lot of people during its tedious storytelling. It’s not a entirely new approach to zombie movies but I believe this film tackles the specific sub-genre with enough uniqueness to consider it a success.
I appreciated the focus on the contagion being the enemy as opposed to the zombies itself. That aspect of the film is both refreshing and told in a very believable sci-fi fashion.
Glenn Close put out a nice performance as did our young lead. I don’t have too much else to say about this one, really solid stuff and it’s streaming on Amazon Prime right now.