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The Insane, independent short film horror thriller


By: coffeeshorts

Genre: Horror

Added: 8 years ago

Views: 115

An award winning short film from British filmmakers David J Ellison and Mark Cripps, following vengeful cop Jon Vincent through a dark, creepy, horrific and bleak London city landscape of murderous psychotics affected by some mass disease or outbreak he struggles to fight. An absolute must watch for fans of zombies, Resident Evil, Texas Chainsaw Massacre or 28 Days Later, be warned contains violence and some on screen gore!

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.