Every Monday I do a zombie movie review and until now I’ve mostly been reviewing the classics of the genre, cheap flicks and things like that. But this morning I came across this little gem while having my coffee.
Perished is a nicely paced short film with a running time of only about fifteen minutes that manages to pack quite a lot into that time as we get the main character’s experience of the apocalypse as he finds himself trapped in a shed and running out of food.
The acting, setting, and videography are all quite good. This looks like a well produced piece and very professionally handled. I see so man hammy, badly produced short films that it’s nice to see one put together this nicely. It’s definitely worth the fifteen-minute running time.
There are a few movie cliche’s here. The injured ankle put me off a bit.
There’s also a takeout that didn’t throw me. When the man breaks through the roof of the shed and climbs up we are lead for a moment to think he may have hung himself as we see his shoes hanging still in the air. Whether he hung him self or was climbing his feet should have been moving around a lot more. It felt like the camera guy just wanted to get the shot and told the actor to keep his feet still so they would stay in frame.
The zombies and the gore effects in this little piece look really good. Realistic blood, horrifying walkers. Just brilliant. Hats off to the people who made this.
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