I’m always on the lookout for a new horror flick; after all, it’s my favorite genre of all freaking time and tonight I stumbled across a Momento-meets-28 Days Later-with-a-dash-of-Resident Evil gem while perusing a certain actor’s IMDB page. While not the apex of modern filmmaking, its cast and crew do a commendable job at doing what films are meant to do: entertain.
Now I don’t know anything about director/writer Bojan Dulabic or the cast of pretty much unknown (to me, anyway) actors. In fact, if not for one single person on Twitter, I would’ve even known Project: Eugenics existed. Glad that’s not the case.
Unlike most films that take you from start to finish and builds upon previous scenes, this one moves backwards, mostly. It’s tough to guess at what happens next, which for a horror love like me is a nice change as I can telegraph most every scene in any scary movie. Much appreciated, Mr. Dulabic.
Technically, it’s a decent looking film, if a bit ill lit at times; there’s a few dark scenes where it can be a bit difficult to see what’s happening. The makeup looked great; the look of the zombies was cool and original. But the CGI was… eh. I mean, I get it; it’s an indie film and special effects are pricey and it’s not like SyFy’s look that much better so no points off for that. My only real complaint was the sound quality; even turned all the way up, ear pressed to the speaker, there were some parts I had to guess at what was said. Though only one part, it’s a big part that I wish had come out better.
The cast, which, as I said is pretty much new to me, did a good job. The one actor I did recognize was the always awesome Lee Shorten (Sergeant Yoshida, The Man in the High Castle, which comes back December 16!) who seriously needs to be cast in so much more. Hear that, Hollywood? Get on it. The unknowns also deserve bigger roles; I’d happily follow their careers, too.
So, yeah, check it out. Go give the filmmaker your money so the must-have sequel gets made and we can all see what surprises are in store for part two. And after you throw your money at them, hit 'em up Twitter to tell them how much you loved this flick.