I have mixed feelings about this. One of the creepier movies I’ve seen in a long time but I felt the ending was unsatisfying. Another horror movie with a silly twist ending. There was a lot of good here but ultimately it is just okay. The acting is amazing and top notch cast starring Toni Collette and Alex Wolff. Featuring Ann Dowd who I recognized as Aunt Lidia from The Handmaiden’s Tale.
I liked this zombie film a lot. More than any of the genre I’ve seen, it really addressed the problem of isolation. I love films like this that are mostly quiet and all about a single characters internal journey. The way the zombies were portrayed was also pretty unique, if not completely original. How many ways can one depict reanimated corpses? They were similar to the infected in 28 Days Later but were actually diseased. But unlike The Walking Dead, the animated corpses didn’t seem to continue to rot and decay whereas genuinely deceased bodies did.
Such a realistic and naturalistic portrait of what it is do be a young teenager in our modern world with social media. The performances were so natural and true to life it almost felt like a documentary. A very unique and worthy film.