4 items from 2012
With a comic book-styled poster, horror comedy short The Code sees a couple's date go badly wrong when they are attacked by flesh-eating zombies.
But an apparent scheduling mishap with a chainsaw killer, a vampire and Bigfoot puts a whole new slant on the night.
Director Mark Blitch's six-minute, blood-slobbering monster mash-up won 11 awards at Houston's Splatterfest including best film, director, screenplay, editing, kill, splatter and special effects; and audience favourite film, story, kill and make-up.
Two new promo pictures have been released as a taster for the movie. One is rather gruesomely graphic, even with the already-censored areas blacked out; the other is included below.
- David Bentley
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“A young couple’s date turns sour when they are attacked by flesh-eating zombies, until a scheduling mishap offers them a reprieve.”
Rage: The indie horror film Rage has recently completed its festival run and is in the process of securing distribution.
“Rage tells the story of Dennis Twist, a suburban, 30-something who unintentionally provokes the wrath of a mysterious and homicidal motorcycle rider. »
- Jonathan James
As a movie-goer, I’m someone who appreciates the art form of horror and gore films even though I don’t watch a lot of them (I get easily grossed out). However, this short film called “The Code” involves zombies, vampires, a Jason-esque character and Van Helsing (to an extent), and I still found it quite enjoyable. The story starts out with two people on a date–Chad (Daylon Walton) and Vanna Helsing (Tamara Voss). Their date abruptly ends when a gang of zombies, let by Shaun (Taylor James Brandt) find them and want to eat them. However, the plan goes awry when Carl (Todd Terry), a chainsaw killer, shows up, going against »
Welcome to the first Video of the Day for 2012: Funny, clever, resourceful, "The Code" was the result of Houston's Splatterfest Weekend of Mayhem, in which a filmmaker gets 54 hours to shoot, edit and score a horror short based on an assigned character, line of dialogue and murder weapon. Directed by Matk Blitch and starring Taylor Brandt, "The Code" sweept the Splatterfest awards with 11 prizes, including best film, director and screenplay. It's now on Funny or Die, where it's deservedly doing well. The Code - watch more funny videos »
4 items from 2012
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