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The Battery (2012)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Horror | 4 June 2013 (USA)
The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.

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Jeremy Gardner

Writer:

Jeremy Gardner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Gardner ... Ben
Adam Cronheim ... Mickey
Niels Bolle ... Jerry
Alana O'Brien ... Annie
Jamie Pantanella Jamie Pantanella ... Egghead
Larry Fessenden ... Frank
Kelly McQuade Kelly McQuade ... Laura
Eric Simon Eric Simon ... Basement Zombie
Ben Pryzby Ben Pryzby ... Dead Zombie by Lake
Sarah Allen Sarah Allen ... Dead Zombie by Lake
Nichole Kinnett Nichole Kinnett ... Car Zombie
Lyles Williams IV Lyles Williams IV ... Motel Zombie Guy
Olivia Bonilla Olivia Bonilla ... Motel Zombie Girl
Elise Stella Elise Stella ... Fresh Slut Zombie
Matt Bacco Matt Bacco ... Mickey's First Kill
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Storyline

Two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cut an aimless path across a desolate New England. They stick to the back roads and forests to steer clear of the shambling corpses that patrol the once bustling cities and towns. In order to survive, they must overcome the stark differences in each other's personalities. Ben embraces an increasingly feral, lawless, and nomadic lifestyle while Mickey is unable to accept the harsh realities of the new world and longs for the creature comforts he once took for granted. A bed, a girl, and a safe place to live. When the men intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bateria See more »

Filming Locations:

Kent, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,000 (estimated)
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O. Hannah Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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All the dialogue for the motel scene had to be looped in post-production. See more »

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References Shaun of the Dead (2004) See more »

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We've Got a Lot To Be Glad For
Written and Performed by Rock Plaza Central
Courtesy of Yep Roc Records
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Montage!
17 July 2013 | by greyfithSee all my reviews

I will admit that there were a few memorable and clever scenes.

Despite this, as a whole the movie was a too-long series of montages set to too many hipster tracks leading to the final act, which actually displayed the potential for a story.

I understand the budget was small, but that doesn't excuse the lack of story. Shouldn't a good film be story and character-driven? I don't really feel that enough time was spent on either. I felt nothing for the characters. Why resort to musical montage filler that doesn't actually contribute anything?

If the intent for this film was to be an artsy vehicle for the writer / director/ producer's musical interests, well then good job!

Nice effort, but I struggled to stay awake.


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