Added: 8 years ago
Made with a lot of atmosphere and style.
Review by: MiamiMovieCritic
Added: 7 years ago
The Insane is Memento meets The Midnight Meat Train, with a little Fight Club thrown in for good measure. I like everything up until the last few minutes – I’ve seen this kind of ending a thousand times before, and every time I do I feel totally cheated.
The movie takes place in a city that’s being terrorized by an "insane cult” of murderous thugs. Perhaps inspired by Danny Boyle’s brilliant 28 Days Later, filmmakers David J. Ellison and Mark Cripps use selective camera angles to suggest the city has been deserted. It’s just Det. Vincent John Vincent (James Spofforth) and a bunch of goons going head-to-head.
Each fight is harder than the last, so the movie works kind of like a video game. Each opponent has a different weapon and presents a new challenge. My favorite fight involves a masked, chainsaw-wielding psychopath who chases Vincent down a flight of stairs.
The Insane has been made with a lot of atmosphere and style. The location shooting is top-notch, and the costumes are right out of a comic book. I wish the ending had been more original, but whatever flaws this movie has, you can’t deny that it’s been made with confidence and wit.