About a 16-year-old boy's odyssey through a post-nuke wasteland as he searches for a new heart to save his dying sister.About a 16-year-old boy's odyssey through a post-nuke wasteland as he searches for a new heart to save his dying sister.About a 16-year-old boy's odyssey through a post-nuke wasteland as he searches for a new heart to save his dying sister.
Writer and director Matt Pizzolo has a new vision here, and if you are on board with him, you might like it. If you enter into "Godkiller" expecting a cartoon, you will be greatly disappointed. This is an "illustrated film", which relies very little on moving pictures at all. But as long as you accept that up front, you should enjoy the outcome.
Pizzolo attracted some great names to do voices: Tiffany Shepis, Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, Bill Moseley, and Davey Havok, among others. If the target audience is horror fans, then they could not ask for a better cast. (The audience need not be horror fans, but you will find that the themes work well for horror.)
The film works as a sort of visual radio play. In fact, if you closed your eyes, you could almost follow along just as easily. The voices are a bit over-dramatic and they explain what is going on more than the visuals do. But since a comic book already exists, why merely release an audiobook? This version works well, because it fills in our imagination's gaps and every so often throws in some animated treats.
Halo 8 Entertainment continues to be on the cutting edge of new, innovative ways to present media. This film is no exception. And, it paved the way for an even more popular comic to be adapted by Pizzolo: Tim Seeley's "Hack / Slash". If "Godkiller" is any indication of this medium's potential, future projects should be a win. But first, be sure to catch this one.
- Sep 20, 2010