Stylishly filmed… rich atmosphere.
Review by: MiamiMovieCritic
Added: 8 years ago
Robert W. Filion’s See the Dead is a stylishly filmed and satisfying zombie flick. It has spectacular makeup effects and one of the most fucked-up car accidents I've ever seen in a movie.
Sarah (played by Vanelle) lives in the ‘burbs. One day she wakes up from a bad dream and opens her front door. Outside there’s a strangely purple sky and a neighborhood populated by walking corpses. Filion has put a lot of effort into the look of the zombies. They have flayed, peeling skin and blood that comes out looking all watery. The visual FX create a rich atmosphere of dread. The suspense reaches a fever pitch in a bravura shot that shows Sarah running down the street as zombies enter the frame from both sides.
Zombies always make for good social commentary, and Filion doesn't hesitate to show us wide shots of identical houses and dead-looking neighbors. Stick around after the end credits for an amusing shot of a zombie stumbling down a driveway. He's carrying a briefcase and appears to be on his way to work.