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South of Sanity (2012)

R | | Horror | 31 October 2012 (USA)
One Antarctican winter isolated from the rest of the world, but not from eachother.

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Kirk Watson ...
Gaz
Mathew Edwards ...
Rob
Terri Souster ...
Sharon
Dave Routledge ...
Mike
Danny Edmunds ...
Sam
Paul Craske ...
Matt
Tony McLaughlan ...
Phil
Riet Van de Velde ...
Luke
James Wake ...
Nicolas
Mike Shortt ...
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Shaun Scopes ...
Joe
Jonny Yates ...
Doug
Melissa Langridge ...
Katrina
Matt Von Tersch ...
Frank
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"South of Sanity" is the first ever fictional feature film made in Antarctica. Routledge research station, Antarctica Fourteen souls were left to winter-over on Britain's largest Antarctic base. Nearly six months into winter all contact was lost. When a rescue team was sent into investigate no one was found alive. . . . . . . Cut off from the outside world, the small community gradually become fractured and antagonistic. From out of this dark crucible of malcontent, a killer emerges. In the isolated and disparate group, members are picked off one by one, paranoia ensues and no one is safe. Filmed and edited entirely on location in Antarctica, the story demonstrates that, even in the most inhospitable environment on earth, the most malevolent threat lurks inside ourselves Written by Matt Edwards

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One Antarctic winter isolated from the rest of the world but not from each other

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31 October 2012 (USA)  »

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£750,000 (estimated)
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The film was shot in the evenings after work and in the dark. At the tail end of winter the filming got later and later into the night as the sun came back and the winter headed towards 24hr daylight. See more »

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My Review OF South Of Sanity 2012
21 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

South of Sanity is a UK thriller/slasher flick directed by Kirk Watson and is the first ever fictional feature shot entirely on location in Antarctica. The movie deals with a small research team tucked away on the icy snow covered shores of the continent within the small confines of a British facility during the winter. The movie blends elements of dramatic character study with classic horror slasher in one dark story of afflictions of the mind and isolation. It is a pretty well written story with a classic yet modern spin to the traditional horror tale of man facing the psychotic monster that is neither otherworldly nor fantastical rather very human and even more dangerous. The setting is similar to other films located in these desolate corners of the earth still untarnished by industrialization only with South Of Sanity the location is very much for real, not set recreations nor faux locations more hospitable. This film was shot and edited entirely on that one mysterious frozen continent lavishing pristine at the bottom of the globe.

Now for my thoughts on the film. First I set down not really expecting much and as I began this somber tale I almost felt justified in that notion. The movie starts in that melancholia state that lingers between droll and mundane with the majority of the on screen action belonging solely to dialog and near emotionless human interaction. That was only for the first 20 minutes though and I was pleasantly surprised by the movies ability to slap me out of my discontent with how simple and yet sadistic the murders transpire. No big fanfare or hearkening instrumental sounds to herald in the horror. This film as you might tell from my language moves in a rather slow and steady pace almost right up to the very end. Just a warning to anyone seeking heavy thrills or insane gore that this film will not hit that g-spot for you. However the movie is straight up chilling in delivering a great unknown masked slasher that is unapologetic and brutal in his systematic method of execution of the characters. When the killer is on screen it almost snaps you back to the glory days of horror with deranged killers that seem to have no love or remorse what so ever. The film gives a gradual rise in climax toward the end of the film and holds your attention until the final moment when the killer is realized. That scene already has me wondering if we will see him again maybe in the Galapagos or South America some where. Or maybe he will just linger around the research facility knocking off any more vile representation of humanity who dare come to Antarctica. Either way the movie is a good Indie film that takes the story serious and presents us with a great new slasher character.


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