Facility 4 revolves around two Soviet Soldiers, Kolyan and Dima, and the situation that occurs in their normally boring post. A bioweapons bunker. Due to an accident, the two are met with ... See full summary »
Facility 4 revolves around two Soviet Soldiers, Kolyan and Dima, and the situation that occurs in their normally boring post. A bioweapons bunker. Due to an accident, the two are met with the very weapons their government has engineered. The two must escape, before their entire facility is locked down, encasing them forever underground. Written by
This is a very creative and disturbing short film, low on gore and utterly absent any of the cheap gotcha's of many horror films. Rather than bathe the cast in fake blood and call it a day the film maintains a very low-key ambiance, centering its short story entirely on the people of the film and not the supernatural. The horror comes not from any particular paranormal or monstrous aspect of the story but from the reactions of the human characters: the almost business-like, highly professional response they have to their circumstance. In a few short minutes it manages to frighten without shocking and in the process hints at a lengthier conversation to be had on the topic of how the horrors of real-world conflicts, endless training and stolid professionalism can come to affect a soldier and mute - perhaps blunt - his reactions.
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